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mjpowell

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PostSubject: Trophy whip round.   Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:22 pm

I'll be starting a collection so we can supply trophies hopefully down to 10th place at the end of the season.

See me at Darley/Cadwell or pm Me.

Many Thanks Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Trophy whip round.   Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:21 am

I think from my past record of helping riders I am not considered mean? But I do feel we have enough trophies in the Bantam class for every rider how deserves one can win one, and that’s the point DESERVES ONE!!!!! If you want trophies earn one. Trophies are not easy to get that’s why they mean so much. I would give money to better trophies for winners even if they went to the same small band of riders. Let’s try to get the Wilkinson sword back and award it to a worthy rider. Yes rider not some hard working backroom boy/girl they do it for there own reasons and pleasure. Trophies down to tenth place goodness me I may even get one, and how much would that mean compeered with the Tom trophy that was won to hard way, and of which I am so proud to have won. If you want trophies work hard and ride hard you will then value your trophies and not stick then in the loft so people don't laugh at a pot for eight place.
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PostSubject: Re: Trophy whip round.   Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:14 am

Got to agree with Ted on the main issue, an attendance trophy would not interest me. Were my thoughts differ from Ted's are he says Quote - "Yes rider not some hard working backroom boy/girl they do it for there own reasons and pleasure" I say riders also do it for their own reason and pleasure.
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PostSubject: Re: Trophy whip round.   Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:27 pm

while I dont disagree with some of teds comments, I van not help but think they are directed, so My comment would be this.

any Bantam racer, racing, competing, finishing, and collecting points, over many rounds is not any less affected, by the reason, the want or "will to win" for me the rewards are competing with/against others, on a level playing field, at the moment this is an up hill trip but its becomming flatter, its just time. trophy or no trophy the rewards are there.

poor show on you for such a comment - of all people Ted.

Derek Betts.
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PostSubject: I remember...   Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:33 pm

I remember (not quite senile yet) finishing fourth in a 125 Bantam race at Brands when I was only 14th in practice. I have a photo of that race on naked Icarus-1, which -- when I remember Bantam racing -- I sometimes get out and have a peek. I had to work really hard for that 4th spot -- on a 12hp -- 8,400rpm max machine -- and often think I should have taken the trophy. One of the organisers came up to me and said, "You can have two quid now or collect the trophy for 4th at the club dinner..."
I said to him, "You give trophies down to 4th? -- phwaw! forget it mate -- gimme the two quid. Iīve got a couple of trophies at home where I won."

In those days you could get 8 or 9 pints of the best bitter for two quid....

I really think you have a point -- Ted & Ned ... I donīt really think Iīd like to see a trophy with my name on it saying 10th.... But thatīs me, I was even annoyed at being 3rd or 2nd on grass and my dear old Dad used to say, why did you have to fall off on the last corner...??

But then, a bloke who has slaved at getting a bike to work with no proper workshop, never a chance of dyno test and few tools and means might be proud to just finish a race and the 10th spot trophy mean that he did actually achieve something...

The Band-Aid was a good trophy for remembering `incidentsī.

Cheers!

Canīt say me name `cos I forgot it!!

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PostSubject: Re: Trophy whip round.   Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:59 pm

Hi all ...
John my address is the same if you would like to throw some euro's in.. many thanks.

My feelings are different to the ones posted above by Ted and Ned we all have our opinions thats fine.

I feel small trophies down the order act as an incentive... anyway don't want a debate on the subject, if you would like to give towards trophies - Give If you don't - Don't

BHR trophy Budget has been slashed(approx half) this season so i may be contacting you Ted ref getting Nick a worthy reward for his efforts.

Regards Mike
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PostSubject: Willco...   Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:32 am

Willco Mike... still got some pound notes under the mattress...

I must compliment you on the pics and your engineering --
not just a pretty face ey!

Another bit of sickly nostalgia about trophies. Derek Yorke won
the ACU Grasstrack Championship for sidecars at Mallory and
on the way back to Ongar (my place) Chelmsford (Derekīs)we
stopped at a pub in the wilds of nowhere and got the guvner to
fill the cup with booze -- like it was strong stuff. The guvner asked
what for had the cup been won and Derek -- in his usual wit said.
Fishing. So we -- about 8 of us -- spent the time to callling TIME
bullshitting the locals on what sizes of fish we had each caught.

At some time in the early hours I fell asleep and woke up in a ditch
still upright on my 125 RE. Good old days -- heaved it out and with
bent footrests both sides carried on home.

The moral of the story is that, "Tropies Carry Lots Of Memories"....
Cheers!
JayBee.


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PostSubject: Re: Trophy whip round.   Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:51 pm

Is that not a little premeture? Nick can still be beaten, if I read the points table corectly there are still 200 points to win this season. I wish him all the good foutune he needs as I do all riders, well most. I will not be at Darly but I wish you all safe racing.
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PostSubject: Re: Trophy whip round.   Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:07 pm

Ted, can you have a look at your Personal Messages ? regards John
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PostSubject: Re: Trophy whip round.   Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:15 am

Hi John your donation is greatfully recieved, arrived this morning.

Many Thanks Mike
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PostSubject: Nice to know...   Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:46 pm

Nice to know the Brit Posties are honest but donīt get the little note wet,
the colours might run.
Thanks Mike!
Cheers!
JayBee -- for John-Boy trying to grow up!
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PostSubject: Re: Trophy whip round.   Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:06 pm

Hi Mike
put me and michael down for Ģ20.00 pound will see you at the weekend
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PostSubject: Re: Trophy whip round.   Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:11 am

Many thanks to all those who gave monies for the
trophy fund at last weekends Darley Moor meeting

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