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The “back to black” theme for the Easter Glenmaggie trial was a great sight to see for everyone that made their way to the Coleman’s property after the recent devastations of the fires a few months ago. Green grass may have covered up the black charcoal ground but the hillsides were bare of green growth and black charcoal covered trees amongst the rocky hillside.

After 3 years since the last event here, it was smiles all around as riders tackled the natural terrain sections and dry river beds that are known for this part of the world.

Everybody witnessed the current young guns of the Australian trials TDN riders, Kyle Middleton challenging Tim Coleman in what went right down to the final lap with a few points separating them at any time during the 2 day event. It was the final lap on day 2 where Kylie dropped 6 points to give Tim a 5 point winning edge margin. Other past TDN trials representatives were also in their own battle with Dylan Rees edging out Trevor Campbell for 3rd place.

Our A grade young gun, Zac Mularczyk on his new Sherco took a decisive victory over James Harvie and Brendan Smith.

Toby Coleman and Brenton Hogan made light work of the yellow lines in B grade and Masters respectively. Toby elected to ride for no award, and B grade 1st place went to young Connor Hogan instead.

Our 40+ (veteran’s) class was a low scoring but high concentration affair with Rob White riding the 2 days clean and Peter Arnold close behind on 1 point with Paul Arnott only another 3 points away.

Victoria’s C+ class is a must-do class for all experienced riders that want an extra challenge from the blue lines but not the more demanding challenges of the yellow arrow lines. Peter Curtis used all his years of experience to take out a clear lead from Phil Whittle and our youth rider Sam Jobson in 3rd.

Young David McDonald is Victoria’s rising star taking out the C grade class closely followed by Brooke Luscombe of Tasmania and Phillip Arnott in 3rd.

The Classic / Twin shock class is always well represented by trials irons of yesteryear with Matthew Lonie on a borrowed TY250 making good use if it in front of past champion Colin Bowen on the Tiger Cub.

The club-person lines were another close affair between Rob McGlinchy taking 1st from young Shelby Lonie and Pete Legrove. 

Anna Jobson and Ethan Hogan had great rides in the Junior and sub-Junior classes.

 

The recently graded creek crossing opened up new camping areas along the creek making more spacious surrounds and pockets of camp fires scattered all around.

So what are you going to do next Easter?

Come along to Oakleigh motorcycle club’s Glenmaggie trial and witness the great event that’s put on for all grades or riders.

Pete Wines

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