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Trial Report: John Fulcher Memorial 2012

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Brian
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The event was held once again at Constantia, as it has been for the past nineteen years. The weather forecast was for rain, and we did get a little at the start of the event but then it stayed away for the rest of the day, though other parts of Cape Town weren't' so lucky.

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John Fulcher would have approved of the weather, but not the distinct absence of mud. There were six classic trial bikes out of a field of fourteen, with a Suzuki, two SWM's, a Fantic, a Honda, and an Ossa.

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The sections were pretty much in the usual places, though the river was unusable because of the number of trees that had fallen into it during the winter.

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The first lap required the use of rain gear , but thereafter it wasn't needed again. Most sections had the usual turns and climbs in amongst the trees with the odd log and tree roots thrown in, and some had some very generous line choices. Section five had a log across a boulder on the experts line, which, together with the an oblique log and the last log in section eight, were the probably the most tricky parts on the course.

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The classic bikes were evenly split in the two classes, though two retired from the clubman's group: one being Charles Mast whose Honda TLR 200 developed a misfire and the other being Martin on the Fantic 240 who had to leave early. This Left Trevor on the Ossa on his own and he did very well to finish second amongst the modern bikes and in the process take the floating trophy for the first classic bike in the class.

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In the expert class it was the Suzuki and two SWM's against three modern Beta's. Michael and Brian each had a five to add to their dabs to take first and second place with the trophy going to the Suzuki.

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Generally the trial was most enjoyable despite the slippery conditions that many riders weren't used to.

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After the event those still there enjoyed a braai and the results were announced and the trophies awarded.

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The results are:

 

 

SECTIONS

 

 

Experts

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

Pos

Michael Krause

 

0

0

0

0

2

0

5

0

7

1

Brian Barson

Suzuki RL250

0

0

3

0

1

0

0

5

9

2

Rob Batey

 

3

3

0

3

6

5

7

10

37

3

Zander

 

2

5

0

3

6

12

4

7

39

4

Johann v Blerck

SWM

2

2

2

2

4

5

5

20

42

5

Jorge Cardoso

SWM

15

7

13

3

10

12

11

18

89

6

Clubmen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Els

 

1

3

6

8

6

2

6

2

34

1

Trevor Kinnear

Ossa

1

5

1

9

4

3

8

8

39

2

Deon

 

2

4

6

6

6

3

10

6

43

3

Charles Oertel

 

9

5

7

6

11

10

9

4

61

4

Dylan Els

 

6

10

7

12

4

5

14

8

66

5

Charles Mast

Honda TLR 200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DNF

Martin

Fantic 240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DNF

Mark Shearer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DNF



Thanks to the property owners for the use of the venue and all those who helped make this trial a success.

Mark Shearer
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Yseterday

Nice report, nice turnout and a nice trial all round.. Only sorry I did not get there earlier and have been able to ride the whole event.

Thanks Brian!

 

Mark Shearer

Tim
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Thanks

It's difficult to say this but I apreciate you guys and the efforts you are making to keep the old mans name alive.

When things have settled somewhat I should like to come back and ride his event.

Love

Tim

Tim
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Thanks to Bob Pickering who

Thanks to Bob Pickering who stumbled across this:

 

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