This unsolicited email was recieved by Gordon Anderson after the recent Championship event in Nelson. What a great endorsement of our sport this is. This was Matthias's first Trials experience and all those involved in the event should give themslves a pat on the back. As Gordon puts it "Obviously we're a better breed of blokes (and girls)."
Thanks for the opportunity to be up close to the action last weekend.
It was very exciting and I had a great time. Apart from the skill level I was taken aback with the courtesy and friendliness of the riders. Almost everyone thanked me at the end and, while there was plenty of youthful exuberance with young guys hopping about for practice and fun, I saw none of this macho bravado sometimes associated with motor sports. It had a nice family atmosphere about it, and I'd like to thank the organising and "catering team" for looking after me (us).
Please let me know if/when there is a "have-a-go" day or similar, time permitting, I will give it a try.
Only during the final minutes I had a chance to take some pictures.
Before sending them, are you on broadband? Even after some reduction they add up to around 4MB so I'd thought I better ask first. Of course you will recognise the guys (a few nice ones of your boy); feel free to pass them on (folk are welcome to contact me for the full resolution if needed). But then, you guys may already have tons of them... :-)
All the best