Dirt Talk

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What’re you talk­ing about in the CDB world? All sorts of things as it hap­pens, bring it on we say.

It was good to see the archive piece on the 1966 ISDT with the ‘meet the teams’ gath­er­ing at Fenny Dray­ton where there was quite a buzz of an­tic­i­pa­tion for our at­tempt that year. We’d had a chance to try our bikes in Isdt-type con­di­tions in Wales a cou­ple of months be­fore go­ing to Swe­den and I felt we had ma­chin­ery and the back-up worth the trip. In the end we lost out by frac­tions of a sec­ond in times, but still a de­cent show­ing which boded well for the next year in Poland.

On a per­sonal note, I fin­ished as Bri­tain’s high­est scorer in the spe­cial tests and the fi­nal day’s speed test at Karl­skoga on the Gallerasen cir­cuit was great fun for me be­ing a for­mer GP road racer.

I re­mem­ber my­self and Roy Pe­plow blast­ing away from the field and treat­ing it like a road race rather than a time sched­ule. I seem to re­call we had to run for four hours on the 3km track and Roy kept pretty much with me un­til he took to the in­field for a bit of im­promptu grass track­ing. I’d be in­ter­ested to see the re­sults from that speed test, is it re­ally 51 years ago?

Sammy Miller New Mil­ton

Sadly the speed test re­sults are prov­ing elu­sive... but we’ll keep look­ing.

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