NT410 is back together thanks to Dave’s single-handed efforts during the week. We decide, given that Clyro is a Western Centre Championship round, to ride Hawks and it’ll save some Diesel money too. He brings NT410 over in the sprinter and I meet him at Colgate Farm for what is a home fixture.
The overnight rain made it a bit tricky especially in the bottom copse but the Clerk of the Course eased a few during his pre-Trial inspection. Sub 1 to 3 are located on the top bank and pretty rudimentary; I keep the concentration going and go clean over the four laps. Sub 4 to 7 are in the bottom copse and in my hurry to get a good start I rush sub 5 on the first lap. Coming down a greasy bank into a stream I misjudge the exit; the belly pan catches and I slide down the bank for a 5. Blast!
Sub 7 has an awkward root hidden in the mud and I have to take a dab on lap 1 and lap 4. I finish in single figures with 7 marks lost but it’s Royal Enfield mounted Alex Ross and Rob Halliday that beat me. I finish 3rd on the day and am a little disappointed with my haste to get around sub 5 – I must learn from that mistake. Still, I beat Peter Collins and “Teflon” which is a rare event so it’s not all bad news.
|Loaded up ready for home!|
|Washed off after the trial!|