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AUGUST 2012 NO. 203 www.hrc1.org OFFICIALS Secretary : Fiona Husband 01306 712317 Email contributions : fiona@hrc1.org Chairman : Ian McCulloch Editor : Dick Husband 01403 257094 Trials : Mike Husband : 01403 257626 mike@hrc1.org Team Manager: Adrian Holloway 07964 179711 Site Officers: Mannings Heath- Ian McCulloch 01403 263667: NorthlandsMike Husband 01403 257626, Rome- Tim Husband 01306 712317 : Wallis Wood- John Charman 01403 786441

HR EVENTS

SUN SUN SUN SUN

AUGUST 5 HR CLUB TRIAL – Mannings Heath Team Indians 12 REDHILL & REIGATE GROUP TRIAL 19 PRACTICE DAY – Halnaker 26 BOGNOR CLUB TRIAL – Harting

SUN SUN SUN SUN

SEPTEMBER 2 HR CLUB TRIAL – Rome Woods, Team Cossacks 9 BOGNOR GROUP TRIAL – Steep March 16 PRACTICE DAY – Halnaker 23 BOGNOR CLUB TRIAL – Headdown

SUN WED

OCTOBER 7 HR CLUB TRIAL – Northlands Team Laverdos 10 HR COMMITTEE MEETING – Six Bells, Newdigate 8 pm


NEWS AND COMMENT This issue is not scheduled – it’s an extra because we are concerned that support for club events is not what we hope for, maybe it’s the result of the weather, the money supply, the lack of interest in the extra events we try to lay on or that the bi-monthly news was not keeping you updated late enough for your memory! Since May we have flopped! Attendances at Dinner 22, Walliswood Trial 13, Practice Event 7, Mountain Bike Ride 7, Working Party 2 and Motorcycle ride out 5. Poor attendance at Trials loses money after AMCA costs. Now it’s up to you to TELL US what you want by e email or at signing on. HR COSTS If we do a monthly Newsletter post is £6 pa and print about the same – that’s the membership fee gone, but we have other basic items to cover – stationery, punch cards, affiliation fees, wear and tear on kit etc. At the next Committee Meeting we will have to decide on what to increase to keep the club in the excellent financial state it is in. Membership fee £12, Trials Entry fee currently £12 adult and £8 schoolboy, Practice Trial fee £10. Once again we seek your opinions TELL US YOURS – IF YOU DON’T YOU’RE CONTENT EITHER WAY! RAFFLE PRIZES The caravan holds 3 prizes unclaimed at camping weekend, they are for Adrian Beech, Les Castle and John Charman, if not they will be raffled again or drunk! ON THE NEWSLETTER One Club that still has a printed version gets members to collect their copy at the next event, those not collected are then posted. It means a delay of a couple of weeks but would result in significant savings – and results will already be on the website. THE REVERSE TRIAL – CONCLUSIONS? 5TH August This was an idea by Mike which Ian agreed to run, needless to say Mike went to do an event elsewhere and left us with the finer points like how to organise! Most riders I spoke to thought it was a good idea providing 20 sections ridden twice but there were many BUTS! Problems with later entries, getting those impatient early finishers


away. Setting out : the gates need to be visible both directions, begins and ends and punch location sorted, and card control ……. Good job Elaine stepped in to sort out who had what. How did they get on, I asked Ian J once lap 3 was under way – chaotic he said …. One rider started at section 10 and still did the section from the last route, another didn’t find a begins and started in the middle etc etc. I think we’ll try again but clear instructions will be needed for the marking team, the riders and start and finish times. A long discussion on this topic is assured at the next Committee Meeting. Tom H said that a Hants club always ran their club trials this way, they had no markers stapled to trees, begins and ends were reversible on wires, but he did say entries were low and admitted that if a rider was coming the other way in a section you just waited for him to finish. My conclusions (at this point) are : · Set up – Combine with a one route trial and no markers behind trees · Begins/Ends – Different colour flags, no signs · Punches moved in break by team · Time limits – Laps 1 & 2 Start 10 am – Finish 12.30 · Time limits – Laps 3 & 4 Start 1 pm – Finish 3.30 pm At finish times the course is closed and scores will have any section not ridden taken as 5. I bet that starts an argument! REVERSE REPORT Mannings Heath, 5th August 2012 The Indian Team had a job on their hands setting this one out so anticipating foul weather they marked it easy particularly the blue route with a halfway score of 10. The Indians comprise the most experienced riders, Chairman Ian, Brian B, Eric S, Paul B and Ian J – but Ian No. 1 got worried when a thunder clap at 9.15 only heralded a minor shower, from then on and all day the course was dry, only the vans slipped attempting the main track. A different story as riders arrived; rain, hail as big as tennis balls!, buckets filling in 2 minutes, flooded roads. Jackie A had taken a video to show me, it lasted 20 seconds – Oh! She says the battery ran out. Instructions for the event were displayed at signing on, it was obviously inadequate as it led to many queries, especially from John Y and Kevin M who enjoyed winding me up and concluded - it’s the same difference then. Duncan Archer made a comeback after a year or two but his newish Gas Gas was boiling over and he only did one


section then 3 laps running round with his lad, reminding him he wasn’t a member he reckons his entry will pay for it – 3 months of the year left so that’s OK. Ian J had taken a 1947 Ariel from his ancient collection but couldn’t ride as the tank was leaking – it was very rattley but that’s how he likes them. Adrian and Mick D commented “that bike reminds me of you Dick” – “it’s very old, noisy, smokes a lot and leaks!”. On hearing that Ian Mac said we’ll call you Ariel now! The team went out and put the punches on the other end of the sections when required – I wonder how the bloke going the other way managed. Nigel and Elaine collected the two cans of petrol they’d left behind at the camping weekend, it may have been well stale but the bikes went OK. Adrian’s shoulder problem allowed him to ride, he only ventured on yellows so ended up equalling ITMA (John Y). Whites had a good entry with Steve F in front of new member Andy D who levelled with Mick Huskinson. So Tony Flegg was not 1st HR but a good few marks in front of Ed C. Tommy B only 5 behind Ed is going well progressing up this enlarged white group – keep it up! A surprisingly small Blue group had a very easy time, Sam A dropping an average of 1 per lap to end on 4, Tom H on 8 and Tim H on 10. Ian was the only one who demonstrated the difficulties of the course which he’d set out, probably the lone rider going the right way! Yellows were led by Joe A on 7 with Adrian and John Y losing 11, while Bob C and Mick D led a group into the 20’s, so there were tricky bits out there as Rob E will tell you – he found a lot of them. Grandson of Eric, Jack T, only lost 16 on reds but Joel C was well behind on 44 to the dismay of his grandfather Bob. Elaine didn’t even look weary after losing 55 ahead of Emily who just smiles, but when you look at the half way reds had it the hardest with a 34, well done all. The team were a bit thin on the ground clearing up but we were all complete by 3.30. Thanks to the Indian Team for sticking their necks out and bringing good luck with the weather.


RESULTS RESULTS SHEET ROUTE

Total

Steve Farrall

NAME

W

10

Andy Dudman

W

12

Mick Huskinson

W

12

Tony Flegg

W

17

Eddie Charman

W

31

John Penfold

W

33

Tommy Bray

W

36

Sam Davidson

W

41

Sean Staker

W

DNF

Sam Aldrich

B

4

Tom Horsborough

B

8

Tim Husband

B

10

Ian McCulloch

B

27

Duncan Archer

B

DNF

Joe Aldrich

Y

7

Adrian Holloway

Y

11

John Yardley

Y

11

Kevin McDavitt

Y

17

Nigel Bray

Y

19

Bob Collins

Y

27

Mick Dunstan

Y

34

Vic Underwood

Y

37

Jamie Flegg

Y

37

Chris Heron

Y

38

Adam Holloway

Y

93

Rob English

Y

94

Paul Aylett

Y

DNF

Jack Taylor

R

16

Joel Collins

R

44

Elaine Dufaur

R

55

Emily Flegg

R

69

Dan Penycate

R

114

Ent

DNF

% Fin

1/2 way

White

Analysis

9

1

89

31

Blue

5

0

100

10


ROAD RIDEOUT With the promise of fine weather for the Sunday ride out I monitored the phone on Saturday like an expectant teenager, ready to marshall the hoards of Horsham Riders with final instructions. Steve Parker rang, he was going to a wedding and was unable to predict his condition early the next morning ….. and the rest from Camping Weekend? Perhaps it was the beer talking. He made it, (red eyed) and Gordon B and has mate too. Set out at 8 am in fine sunshine, a bash down the 272 and stop of the café for the slimmers option – on round Winchester and Salisbury, we only got lost once. A B road detour led to some fine bike handling skills as overtaking whilst going into dark overhanging trees we were presented with a series of mountain like hairpins (the Buell’s brakes are excellent!) The Pre 65 scramble was just east of Wincanton set on a half bowl of a hill side with Glastonbury Tor in the distance. They pack the races in one after another so an almost constant din! Mostly Maico’s, some AJS/Triumph/BSA etc, even a couple of Gas Gas trail bikes. The usual pile ups etc and baking hot with no shade. Some in our party went for a second helping of the slimmers’ option, including curry chips, a culinary offering – visually best described as a dog’s navarone. The PA announced some nit had left his lights on, which we smirked at. Luckily when it was time to go the Buell still had enough batter to chug over! A fine run back, missed a few turnings here and there and only murdered a million bugs but a good day out ….. next year you should try it! Tim

SELL YOUR STUFF WITH AN AD IN CLUB NEWS Many bikes and kit have been sold via these ads which are free to members. We are always being asked for older bikes to suit beginners and for boots in children’s sizes. Members are keen to buy from others in the club so if you


have items to sell, jot it down and hand in at the next trial or phone it through to Dick or Fiona.

FOR SALE FOR SALE – Gas Gas 2008 RAGA 250 Very good condition £2700 ono contact Kevin 01273 601465, 07761 70692 IN THE CLOTHING CUPBOARD available for a RFH donation · 1 Pair IKON trousers W 24” L 22” · 1 Pair O’Neal trousers W 21” L 19” · 1 OCS Riding Shirt Large 2XL New · Size 3 – 4 boots (not trials)

TRADE ADS(£5 per year for members businesses only - helps you and the club)

MERLIN MOTORCYCLES 2012 Gas Gas: Up to £500 off. Beta, Sherco, Scorpa - Spares, service & tuning too. Trials Training DVDs and books. IRC tyres stocked. Putoline & Castrol oils see www.motomerlin.org.uk new online shop MERLIN BOOKS sell motorcycle books and DVDs, secondhand motorcycle books always wanted www.merlinbooks.com Mike Husband 01403 257626 HEADLINE ENGINEERING For aluminium and stainless welding - helicoil thread repairs - cylinder head, brake discs/drums refining - all machining work - one off and prototypes. Phone Derek head 01306 712565 JOHN CHARMAN – Excavator for hire with driver – groundwork, ponds, ditches, drainage, fencing. Good rates for club members. Tel 01403 786441 Mob 07967 466920 WANTED – BIKES AND PARTS –Project Bikes, Garages cleared. I break bikes so anything considered. Also Metal Detecting land wanted, 50/50 split – to discuss any of the above please call 0208 763 8920, mob 07948 789601, email trailbikestore@btinternet.com – Pete – partsrecycle.com Free online auction.


Teams 2012 AJAYS JANUARY Mike Husband W 01403 257626 Les Castle Y 07866 544634 Adrian Beech Y 07930 732717 Tony Ryan Y 07771 791292 Y 07912 560196 Darren Teate

HARLEYS Clint Leggett Gary Medhurst Tony Van der H John Bateup Will Bateup

W B Y B B

KWACKERS Tim Husband Phil Walker Tony Flegg Stuart Evans

B W W B

LAVERDOS John Yardley Kevin McDavitt Bob Collins Nigel Bray Tom Bray

Y B B Y W

DUGGIES Pete Brooker Jesse Brooker Benge Gordon Brown Kieron Garlic

B W B Y Y

FEBRUARY 01273 832912 01273 832912 07774 455604 07769 944472 07743 588540

ENFIELDS Sean Parsons Jack Northover Graham Knight Martin Tooley James Turner

W B B Y Y

MARCH 01403 730799 01403 710776 01293 871955 01403 734775 01293 871663

APRIL 01306 711038 01293 775106 01403 269567 01342 715959

FANTICS Sam Aldrich Joe Aldrich John Pock'ton Mick Dunstan Michael Hyden Rob Hyden

W Y Y Y Y B

MAY 01403 273862 01403 273862 01798 813827 01403 711962 01403 258352 01403 258352

MONTIES John Charman W Harry Ross Y Chris Heron Y Steve Parker B Ben Rinds Y

JUNE 01403 786441 07815 659827 01444 241355 07984 038622 07984 038622

JULY 01306 712317 01293 412905 01293 419867 07799 626730

INDIANS Ian McCulloch Brian Barnes Eric Scutt Paul Barnes Ian Johnstone

B B B W Y

AUGUST 01403 263667 01403 730623 01403 731810 01403 733255 02083 930048

COSSACKS Adrian HollowayB Dave Alder Y Mark Johnson B Sam Davidson W Joe Davidson Y Adam Holloway R

SEPTEMBER 07964 179711 02083 979660 01273 813782 07795 006823

OCTOBER 01273 555391 01273 601465 01342 713808 01323 893510

GREEVIES Dan Berrisford Steve Jones Nick Green Ray Morris Tom Horsborough Mark Stubberfield

B Y Y Y B B

NOVEMBER 01293 873788 01273 843489 07825 176636 07751 335445 07833 347303 07889 768685

JIMMIES Pete Bowker Eddie Charman Joe Beard Mick Rivett Gary Stewart

DECEMBER 07847 301398 07989 300797 07854 571919 01306 628077 01306 627464

W W B W Y

2012 PROVISIONAL DATES If you are unable to do your turn please try to arrange a substitute

Date JAN Mon 2 FEB Sun 5 MAR Sun 4

Event Club Trial Club Trial Club Trial

Site Rome M Heath N lands

Team Ajays Duggies Enfield

Date JUN Sat 30 JUL Sun 1 AUG Sun 5

Event Camp w/end Camp w/end Club Trial

Site Team N Lands Kwackers N Lands M Heath Indians

APR Sun 1 Sat 14 MAY Sun 6 Sun 13 JUNE Sun 3 Sat 16

Club Trial Practice Club Trial Group Trial Club Trial Practice

Rome Harleys N lands M Heath Fantics Rome WW Monties M Heath

SEPT Sun 2

Club Trial

Rome

OCT Sun 7 OCT Wed 10 NOV Sun 4 Sat 17 DEC Sun 2

Club Trial N Lands Laverdos Committee Mtg 6 Bells Newdigate Club Trial Rome Greevies Working Party Rome/Northlands TBA Club Trial M Heath Jimmies

Halnaker Trials Park Dates for 2012

Cossacks

A 285 Chichester to Petw orth Approx 1 mile north of Halnaker Village - Start 10 am

Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16


August 2012 Horsham Riders News