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Christopher

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Motorcycling Trials Riding
« on: June 06, 2006, 08:35:31 PM »
Sammy Miller was one of the experts at this sport. Other trials riders included Billy McMaster (he wrote for the Newsletter) and Billy McMaster Jnr. The Lead Mines at Conlig, just outside Newtownards was a popular venue.

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Re: Motorcycling Trials Riding
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2006, 03:27:14 AM »
Christopher,

Thanks for this link. It brought back great memories of goin to the Hurst Cup at Clandeboye estates every February. Sammy was the greatest and the location was fantastic. Jever go?
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Re: Motorcycling Trials Riding
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2006, 03:58:05 AM »
No, eastender, but I listened regularly to Billy McMaster's reports on the radio on Saturday evenings.

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Re: Motorcycling Trials Riding
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2006, 06:38:27 AM »
check out the slideshow on this site.

http://mauriceh.photosite.com/album2/Miller_Ariel.html  8)
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Re: Motorcycling Trials Riding
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2006, 06:45:40 AM »
Sammy in action:
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Re: Motorcycling Trials Riding
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2006, 07:17:13 AM »
Trials riding is a great sport. Riders develop skills there that can be used on the roads .. they learn to be patient ... rushing at something is not always the best method. Accidents in motor cycle racing tend to happen because the guys are nose to tail ... if the front man gets into trouble most of the guys in that little group may get into trouble. Motor cycling is a dangerous sport but in the excitement some guys forget they need to sit back a little and make allowances for trouble ahead. You see it every day of the week driving your cars. You are driving at a steady pace when someone rushes past you in a great hurry .. further down the road you may well pass that person as your lane of traffic moves past their lane of traffic.

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Re: Motorcycling Trials Riding
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2006, 12:13:56 PM »
coming from craigantlet most of the youth in the hills  took part in trials and enduro. a few decent riders came from the hills and i loved going into the forest behind the quarry to make up courses and using the quarry to ride over the boulders and obstacles around there. always great crack until the peelers came lol :)
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