Sunday, Sepember 26th marked the 25th anniversary of trials events run out at Dave Makin's property near Lanark, Ont. The venue has been a cornerstone of trials activity in Eastern Ontario all these years, first as purely CVMG vintage events and more recently including modern bikes--in conjunction with the Bytown Motorcycle Association. A lot of water has run through the sections over the years but thanks to Dave there is always something new and the venue has provided all the trees, rocks, roots, mud, elevation and water challenges you can ask for! As Dave noted we saw a 50 year range of machinery and riders out and some of the vintage class machines were riding modern events when events started there!
Thanks go out to Dave Makin and volunteers for 25 years of great trials riding, memories and hospitality. His report below.
Regards, Doug Hunter
Lanark Trial Results
We had an ideal fall trials day with cool weather and at most a threat
of rain that held off until the awards presentation. The turnout was
very good with 21 riders and many spectators. The sections proved very
popular, with good C lines for older machines or new riders, right up to
very challenging "A+" line for expert riders on monoshocks. Good scores
demanded intelligent reading of the terrain; in some cases, the "A" line
was easier than the "B" line, but visually more challenging. We freely
admit to an "A+" line in section 6 that we expected to prevent zero
scores; this involved a tight turn over a sharp-edged rock onto a
large flat stone, between two trees. We were right!
A big thank you to Eric & Christine Brackenbury, for the custom-made
awards, and to the many hands that worked several days to prepare the
sections and mark the course.