Trials Riders' Testimonials
Daniel Barwise (Victoria, Australia)
Daniel is a Caterpillar Qualified diesel Mechanic who runs his own repair centre and has a passion for bikes.
Jenny is a farmer who runs cross bred sheep and Murray Grey Cattle as well as cereal grain cropping and haymaking operations.
They came to New Zealand for a 3 week family holiday to have a break from the everyday grind and the Australian drought.
Daniel found the NonStop website a while ago and was immediately impressed at the riding area and just had to check it out first hand.
Breathtaking is the only word to describe the riding area Steve has to play in. Constant running creeks and lush green grassed valleys that ascend to the cloud lined ridge tops. Absolutely stunning array of obstacles and man made sections to accomplish or sit back and watch in amazement as Steve defies gravity.
Well looked after and a top day out. Thanks very much Steve.
James Anderson (Methven Agriculture & Produce Show)
Thank you to you and your team for entertaining our crowd on Methven show day during March. We couldn't have wished for a better day weather wise and your demonstrations helped to cap off a day which some long time locals expressed to me as the best show that they had been to. The crowds that you drew had the desired effect of pulling people to that end of the showgrounds and thus spreading the masses out. I thought your display was very professional in the way it was put together both visually and practically. I was amazed by what you guys could pull off in such confined spaces, the balance and timing was something that you have to see to really appreciate. I would have no hesitation in recommending you as an attraction for any such event.Thank you again for all your inputs into our day.
Steven Corry (Scotland)
"Just a note to let you know my day out with you was superb!
The area of ground used can be testing for all abilities from the pro to the beginner.
The weather is also magic and in fact the whole day was just perfect as far as I'm concerned.
So the very best and take care".
Chris Ward ( Auckland)
Chris Ward is the latest visitor to the NonStop Trials Academy from Auckland for a day of training with Stephen.
Since people have been talking about it, let me make a short report on my "dream trip".
Because I was busy at work we only made a flying visit to New Zealand of just four full days, but the two days we spent in Nelson, in particular, were really satisfying. We visited the Oliver family under the friendship arrangement made at last year's Ihatove Trial event. Of course Stephen and Deborah were there, Nick and Peter changed their work schedules around to join us, and Allan came 500 kilometers all the way from Christchurch. We had a great time.
We rode in two trial areas on farms Stephen has access to. The scenery was fantastic and I got a keen sense of just how passionate Stephen is about trials. As Yasuo Manzawa (chairman, Ihatove Trial) mentioned, he heads up an academy for training young riders and when we were there Jake Whitaker who comes from the North Island, rode with us.
I'm sure everyone reading this has lots of friends they have made through trials, but we should be really proud that the Ihatove Trial has friends like these overseas and I recommend making an opportunity to visit them. I'm sure Stephen and his family will give you a warm welcome!
See our Trials News (scroll down to 14th March 2007) for an article on Ishiyama-san's visit to New Zealand with his two sons.
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