New Zealand Trials News
Nature's beauty5th January 2012
I have taken a few more photos today which I think are really neat.
The weather was fine and there was a distinct feeling of summer in the air, this photo of Nick riding through a huge area of very pretty yellow daisies just confirms how amongst all the sad and unpleasantness on our home earth that there is still much beauty and happiness to be found if you just make the effort to look for it. Also how the trials motorcycle can help to access this experience.
Today was such a great day and having Nick to share it with was a bonus.
Here is Nick trying out the Quad, it was such a delight to enjoy the beauty of the spring / summer bloom with the hillsides covered in nature's beauty." Fantastic"
We are pleased to be able to share this with you and our Japanese friends and we hope you will enjoy the photos just as we enjoy viewing the photos and happy experiences of our Japanese counterparts when preparing for their Idemitsu Ihatove Event.
Fun times4th January 2012
Yesterday was Deborah and today was Nicks turn to help.
We together finished off the track for the quad by increasing the width for improved safety.
The Quad fits over the bridge but not a lot of room to spare.
The Honda quad is very useful and ideal for what we require to help with the setting out of the NZ Ihatove event.
Hard day at the 'office'.1st January 2012
"A Great way to start the New Year"
Deborah and I have had a hard day at the 'office'.
We both headed out to the trials park to put in some serious hours of work.
The first job today was to make the track up to the bridge larger to cope with our new acquisition (Honda TRX 350 4x4 farm quad); fortunately the bridge is both strong and wide enough to accommodate the quad. Now we have easy access to the second property, where we will be heading tomorrow.
Peter and I put in a full day on Wednesday and have made some real headway. Major clearing of fallen trees has been necessary and repair work due to the recent floods that Nelson has been subjected to over the last few weeks.
I am glad to say that we are on target for the up and coming NZ Ihatove event and we have some really great sections for everyone.
Merry Christmas19th December 2011
Never too old to learn18th December 2011
The NonStop team were privileged to be paid a visit by the legendary Power trio; Greg, Chris & Karl.
Both Chris and Karl wish to spend more time riding and competing in prestigious events nationally and internationally. They have just recently returned from the very famous Roof of Africa which is well known for its gruelling terrain and the success of fellow New Zealander Chris Birch who once again this year finished a very creditable second place, only being beaten by world champion trials and extreme enduro rider, Graham Jarvis.
The purpose of the Power clans visit to NonStop was to get some first hand training and advice and to brush up on their trials riding skills, in order to ensure their completion of the Roof of Africa event. Chris has written a great article of their day at NonStop which you can view in the December issue #76.
We very much enjoyed getting together and plan to cooperate in the future with some new initiatives in mind. The Powers are great believers in the benefits of cross training for both trials and enduro. These skills are transferable to all the off road disciplines (refer to the NonStop Coaching Manual).
Jotagas for NZ16th December 2011
NonStop are very proud and pleased to announce after many months of negotiation and development we are part of the Jotagas world wide family, along with good friends Steve Saunders (UK), Adrian & Mandy Lewis (USA), Hiroshi Kondo (Japan) and Jack Field (Australia).
Richmond A&P15th December 2011
This was an experiment as the senior member of the team (Dad) had not ridden on Goldpine product.
Stephen got the 'sympathy' cheers and applause from the crowd while Pete basked in the glory.
Goldpine took names of those who missed out and have since produced another batch of posters which will personally signed and given to the young fans.
Montera14th December 2011
The NRC (NonStop Research Centre) has successfully completed another project with the production of the 'Montera'.
This machine is a combination of a Honda Montesa 4RT rolling chassis, with a little tweaking in the transplanting of the Scorpa/Sherco 280 engine.
The major modification is the tuning of the exhaust system whereby the substantial GasGas muffler, 315 centre muffler box and lengthened header pipe to help the incredible torque that this bike produces.
As you will see by the photos it looks really sharp and performance is top notch, which is why youngest son Pete has already nabbed it, although Stephen will claim it back in the advent of Pete changing mount to the new 300 Jotagas.
One of the reasons for its great performance is that it is well 'planted' and holds its intended line. Due to its reduction in weight it is very easy to manoeuvre and is well balanced with plenty of controllable power on tap.
Team X-treme head South26th November 2011
The two hot shots Nick & Pete Oliver headed South to Ashburton to rendezvous with Tane and his team from Goldpine to entertain the locals.
Friday morning was for setup and the afternoon was dedicated to entertaining the rural community as it is a farmers only day. Saturday is open to the general public and drew big crowds thanks to the blue skies and sunshine.
In the absence of team manager and photographer the boys were pleasantly surprised when Stef Downes turned up and was on the camera all day, which produced some very outstanding photos of the day's events, not to mention great company. This proved to be great motivation with the boys keen to impress.
The boys were well received and taken with the hospitality shown to them and are looking forward to next year.
Classic Vintage Day Out20th November 2011
November was a busy month with numerous shows and outings to the NonStop Trials Park.
One of our highlights was a day out with the Nelson Classic & Vintage Motorcycle Club.
Many club members turned up early in the afternoon to take advantage of an offer from the NonStop team to have fun trials riding, with some coaching thrown in.
All hands on deck as Andrew, Nick, Peter and Stephen were all present to make sure everyone was catered for.
This is a great arrangement and looks to grow in numbers.
You will see by the photos that everyone had a great day.
General Enquiries to Stephen & Deborah Oliver
Thanks to our partners