Thanks to Michael Silvius up in Maine, US for getting in touch after seeing the post on the Montesa 348 that I used to ride around on stirred up a few of his own memories. He forwarded a link to this image taken in his native Caracas circa 1978 when he was 16. I never knew this but trials were apparently very popular in Venezuela back then.
After seeing this photo I just had to ask permission to reproduce it on the blog as it is just brilliantly evocative of an era and straight up cool too. So, thanks Michael for making contact and thanks for letting me post up your picture.
Michael keeps his own blog: http://isserfiq.blogspot.com/ - it's a good read so if you've got some spare time take a look.
|Playing for the camera on a Bultaco Sherpa T in|
Caracas back in '78.