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Monthly Archives: May 2015

New Forum Features – picture attachments

I can see that some of you have been frustrated by the 2Mb file size limit for attaching pictures to your forum posts.  The good news is that we’ve found some smart software that will automatically reduce your picture file size when you upload (rather like Facebook does).  So we have a new limit of 12Mb, which should be more than enough to accommodate pictures straight off your phones and cameras.

What’s more, you can now add up to FOUR pictures to each forum post.  Just click on “Add another file” to add a second, third or fourth attachment.

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The TR3OC goes Endurance Moped Racing

It’s 2015 and the NVTBSAEROC (the bastard child of the TR3OC) were looking for their next silly adventure. Having ridden NVT Easy Riders from John O’Groats to Lands End, Blackpool to Paris, around the Isle of Man, to Ostend for a weekend of fun and even stuck a pulse jet on one, this time they decided to go Endurance Racing at the RAF Wittering Mopedathon. It all looked simple enough ….. Get yourself a moped, form a team and then turn up in fancy dress and do as many laps as you can in 6 hours.

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Some of the TR3OC team

A team of five was created, John Young, his eldest son John Jnr, Martyn Worlock, Richard Davies and Peter Nicholson.  Peter bravely put his NVT ER2 forward as the Endurance Racer.
Racing number boards were affixed and “60” was adopted as the team number – the same as the T160 Production Race Bike Son of Sam used at the 1976 TT. This is the TR3OC after all !!

 

 

 

 

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the rest of the team

Despite some harrowing moments, the little ER2, producing all of 1.6bhp at 4500rpm (when it was new, 38 years ago!) made it through to the end after 6 gruelling hours.
Finishing in a creditable 35th place out of 48 entries, the highlight of the day was receiving the Max Wilson Trophy for the team that best entered into the spirit of the event.
Watch out for a full report with more pictures in the next issue of Triple Echo.

 

 

 

The “Le Mans” style start….

Le Mans style start ……..

Posted by John Young on Sunday, 3 May 2015

Richard Davies at speed….

Richard Davies at speed ………

Posted by John Young on Sunday, 3 May 2015

Stafford Show

The Stafford show was a huge success for the club with much interest in the exhibits that included a display of very fine T160s.  2015 is the 40th anniversary of the T160 and the show is the first major event where the TR3OC celebrates this iconic motorcycle.  The celebrations continue later in the year at Beezumph 24, where the aim is to show 160 Triumph Trident T160s.  For more information visit www.beezumph.com

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Three splendid Triumph Trident T160

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Chairman Dave Bloor with President Les Williams

The show had much to interest triple enthusiasts. Outside in the paddock there was a long line of racing triples on display, including Steve Brown’s rare T180.

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This video of the racing triple bike line-up kindly provided by Brian Chapelhow