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Offline Paul K

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Re: Dudwood
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2018, 06:09:06 pm »
I knew I was doing something wrong :)

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« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2018, 06:57:51 pm »
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Offline rick howell

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Re: Dudwood
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2019, 10:26:21 am »
I agree with Ian Hingley about class O.

Dead end sections are a pain on a bike - Bishops Wood class O has the most ridiculous extra 15 yards into a rutted cul-de-sac. Dragging a rigid Matchless road bike out of that in 2015 (after breaking it's engine, literally, on Hangman's Hill; a one day trial hill if there ever was one {Chairman's Trial hill}) made me realise that class O wasn't really suitable for a classic road bike on trials tyres.

IMHO it seems that class O is almost where the main trial was 10 years ago, but without the 100 mile ride in, and the famous names.


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Re: Dudwood
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2019, 02:29:14 pm »
IMHO it seems that class O is almost where the main trial was 10 years ago, but without the 100 mile ride in, and the famous names.

I have heard it said that Class 0 is not necessarily easier than classes 1-8.


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Re: Dudwood
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2019, 02:32:12 pm »
Of course if its position in the Class structure is correct (Class Zero) then the machines entered would stand less chance of cleaning a hill than Class One. (Well that was the original intention).

However Class Zero seems to have morphed into a Trialing Sub-genre.

Same as Class X may very soon do.
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Re: Dudwood
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2019, 02:34:11 pm »
There is no doubt about it that Sections (For some reason or reasons) do seem to be getting tougher.

This may be seen in the continuing re classification of certain cars from Class 7 into Class 5 or such. and the progression of the cut off date for Class A Motorcycles.

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Offline Mark Gregg

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Re: Dudwood
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2019, 08:19:49 am »
As an early teaser, class O on the Edinburgh in 2019 will differ significantly .. significantly... from recent years.. watch this space/ get a car/bike/ trike/sidecar prepared.

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Re: Dudwood
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2019, 02:04:28 pm »
I will be interested to see any changes .
I am usually a marshal on the Edinburgh but never at Dudwood to see what it is like in October.
However I am very familiar with both Dudwood sections from when they were first used by VSCC(long before first used by MCC) and when I encouraged use Of Dudwood 2 . I have been involved both as a co-organiser of the VSCC John Harris Trial and as occasional competitor. I have been very surprised at its inclusion by MCC in class 0 (regardless of whether it is a through section - it was when first used by VSCC but has been extended by MCC so that it no longer is) as it seems far too rough for the original concept of Class 0.

Similarly I would not like to take my vintage trials car up Excelsior these days , let alone what ought to be OK as a class 0 vehicle - the restart area has cut up so much since last used by VSCC in 2011.