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Trials report Sun 23 May 2021
Another cold trial at coppermine creek Woodville. Beneath swollen grey skies riders took on 8 sections of differing terrain, All tricky as usual. Pine needles were slippery, creek was slippery, rocks were slippery , surprisingly grippy grass banks. Kevin and I battled it out with some really good rides and lots of frustratingly shocking ones. Spirits were kept high courtesy of Chris with encouraging words shouted mid section. Cheers Chris. I didn’t manage to see many others riding during the day. By the looks of the scores intermediate was fairly competitive. Some tough competition in presidents between Ash and Connor. That one pesky 5 from Ash saw Conner ride away with the win. Clubman saw a wide range of scores, with Mike Ward at the top on just 3 points for the day. So Mike takes home the Bruce & Bai cup, for lowest score across all grades. Another great day out riding.
Yes the Manawatu Orion trials group are having a trial this month. Details as follows.
Date – May 23
Venue – Galloway farm, Coppermine Road off Pinfold Rd not too far from Woodville. Pinfold Road is off SH3 on the northern end of Woodville. For those going over the Saddle Road, turn left into Hopelands Road and immediately right into Oxford Road after hitting the flat after coming off the Saddle road. Then all the way along Oxford until you hit the tee with Pinfold Rd. We’ll put the trials sign out there.
Sign on – 9.45 am
Start – 10.30 am
Club memberships are due. I’ll try and get some new club membership cards so you can do your re-newel.
Regards Kevin Pinfold MOMCC
Trials Report for the 18th April
Held at Davidson’s Farm, No 3 Line Pohangina.
We had a turn out of 9 riders, which made for a friendly Trial.
The weather was cloudy and held for us during the trial and then came sunny as we left. Typical.
The scores for the day were as follows:
Warrick George 44
Adrian Walcroft 58
Mark Sidebotham 42
Paul Wheatly 107
Ash Lucas 64
Connor Newton 30
Merv George 74
Hannah Newton 46
A special meation; although the points don’t reflect how Paul Wheatley rode, after a “long” extended absence from near death and major illness he rode like a true champion. (Is that what you wanted me to write Paul???)
We would like to say thankyou to Sidey from the Wellington Club for coming up for the day for our trial.
Next club trial is the 4th Sunday of May (23rd). Venue to be confirmed.
Hannah and Connor
Where was this? Kevin wants to know! Evergreen Kevin Pinfold at Forest Hill Road, NZ, 1980 on a 325 1978 Bultaco
And where are those bikes now.
Peter Van Dingenen bought the Bult off me and promptly turned it from one of the best in the country into something that didn’t work so well anymore. Chopped the frame and lifted the motor to give it about a metre of ground clearance and all of a sudden it was a pig to ride. Pete’s still got it to my knowledge. I got 4th in the NZ champs on that bike in 1980. When we only had two grades and lots of riders.
John Lawton bought the Montesa off me and rode it for a few years before selling it to fellow Ixion rider John Thompson, and as far as I know JT’s still got it and has done a bit of a resto job on it. I won the second day at the NZ Champs in Nelson in 81 on this bike but only finished 4th overall after three days. Result wasn’t helped by the fact I finished 11th and out of the points on day one (champs points only went to 10th then). I remember sulking real bad all Saturday night and jumping on the 349 on the Sunday morning and telling myself I was going to win today – and I did. Gee why can’t I focus like that every time I ride! Aussie Champ Steve Johnson won from Pauls Symons that year with some up and coming whipper snapper by the name of Andrew Clement 3rd. Warrick Merriman was 7th.
Cheers Kevin Pinfold
Vertigo, Vertical-Works 2020.
Perfecting The Revolution!
Vertigo Motors is delighted to present the latest evolution of the Vertical-Works model. This new model will be available in the traditional 125, 250 & 300cc versions, and new for 2020 the exciting 200cc & 280cc versions.
Our team of Vertigo engineers, guided by our brand ambassador & 12 times Trials World Champion Dougie Lampkin, who in turn has worked relentlessly during the 2019 season with our extremely talented team of World Championship riders, consisting of Jaime Bus-to, Jorge Casales & Berta Abellan have ensured that the latest 2020 version of this already extremely advanced 2 stroke, fuel injection machine is even more refined & reliable than ever before.
The 125cc is a model which has already earned its place in the elite stable of Vertigo mo-dels. Thanks to this model, in the hands of Pau Martinez becoming 2019 European 125cc Champion in its debut year.
The new 200cc model, combines the very best elements of both the 250cc & 125cc models. Resulting in a bike capable of taking on virtually any challenge. Whilst always providing the rider with total control of their machine. This new model is ideal for first time riders, or those who do not require the full power of a 250cc or higher capacity bike. Yet who still demand enough power to take on challenging sections & lines.
The 280cc similarly combines the best elements of the 250cc & 300cc models to provide intermediate & advanced riders with a very responsive & powerful bike capable of attacking extremely challenging sections & lines. This 280cc model is only available under request.
Each version of this 2020 model has been subject to the same meticulous technical development. Meaning this new model, takes the already most technically advanced and revolutionary trials bike on the market, to a whole new level & keeps the bike in an entire class of its own.
If you demand the ultimate in quality, ad-vanced technology & performance then this is the bike for you.
The distinctive & attractive new aesthetics of the bike are achieved thanks to the totally new look 2020 graphics with their matte finish, combined with the new olive green chassis colour scheme. Complimented by the many red anodised components such as the stun-ning new billet machined wheel hubs & triple clamps, red anodised cylinder head, engine & chassis fixings and front subframe. While the new for 2020 black finish of the wheel rims, skid plate and side stand add a touch of class to this very attractive new bike.
VERTICAL 2020 200cc & 280cc
These are the main new features of the 2020 Vertigo, Vertical-Works.
Reiger adjustable rear shock. Compression & extension. Provides super smooth & controlled suspension travel. As well as improved traction & stability in all conditions.
Tech racing forks, with adjustable rebound, end-stroke & spring pre-load. Provide maximum precision and responsive feedback to the rider.
New lightweight billet alloy wheel hubs-laser etched with the Vertigo logo & fini-shed in anodised red.
FIM/Race-Spec Galfer rear disk.
S3 Hardrock steel footrests.
Racing throttle body.
New Mapping customised to 2020 configuration. Allows the rider to switch be-tween a more aggressive map for dry & grippy conditions or a super smooth map for wet & slippery conditions.
New thermodynamic configuration.
New 2020 specification cylinder head - with red anodised finish.
Vertigo CNC brake & clutch lever adjusters - Allow instant fine tuning of your controls.
Renthal handlebar grips.
New Vertigo handlebar pad.
Throttle cable adjuster at the handlebar.
Magnetic lanyard kill switch-ready to race feature.
New design billet triple clamps-with red anodised finish.
Redesigned clutch: allowing for a more responsive & precise feeling.
New radiator design & new fan: improves air flow & cooling, whilst being more re-sistant to heavy impacts.
New silencer guard spacers: give the rider more precision & control when manoeu-vring the bike.
New 2020 Specification Re-Enforced Frame.
Dunlop GP Tyres.
SPANISH TRIAL NZ LTD
Spanish Trial NZ Ltd can supply many of your trials needs.
We are the NZ importer for Vertigo trials bikes and offer a good spare parts back up
and technical support for this exciting brand.
Vertigo Vandal 50cc 16” kids bike - $3795 in stock
Vertigo Vandal 50cc 20” kids bike - $4500
Taking orders now for 2020 bikes - 125, 200, 250, 280 & 300cc – $12,895 to $12,995
We also support the following brands with spare parts and technical support.
Ossa – the modern ones
Gas Gas parts covered include suspension linkage kits, fan modules, clutch packs,
voltage regulators, air filters, kickstart quadrant and idler gears, gear levers, brake
levers, master cyl kits, brake pads, sprockets, throttle cables, tubeless rim tapes,
water pump shafts and seals etc. If we haven’t got it we can probably get it – unless
it’s a very old model.
Plus many universal trials consumable parts – throttles, brake pads, grips, bar end
plugs, foot pegs, lanyards, rim stickers, Dellorto 26mm carb.
We also import and stock MOTS trials clothing and helmets.
Fibreglass helmets - $280
Carbon helmets - $435 (limited stocks)
Riding pants - $170 (some old stock $150)
Riding shirts - $60 (some old stock $50)
Jackets from $120
Back/chest protection vest - $185 (limited stock)
Boots – $495 (limited stock)
All enquires to
Phone: 021 031 9897
The best time to call me is between 6.30 pm and 9.00 pm
(I work during the day in a non motorcycle related job so can’t take calls during work hours. If
urgent leave a message or txt on my cell phone and I will call you asap)
Note: prices subject to change without notice