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Old 08-09-2015, 02:06 PM   #61
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I can't imagine following someone, dressed like that, thru a section and watching him go over the bars. Just the thought.

Thanks Mark. How is everyone doing over east of weird?

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And yeah, I wouldn't want to follow THAT guy either....but I can't resist a good laugh!
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Old 08-09-2015, 04:18 PM   #62
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A morning smile for you folks!
OH MY GOSH! I can't "un-see" that now.
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:21 PM   #63
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A morning smile for you folks!
I end up watching something from that channel almost every day, in hopes of picking something up besides my bike.
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:26 AM   #64
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Trying to link to the FIM 2015 championship...

Video for fim world trials championship 2015▶ 12:33
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXubj3qLM_4
Jun 16, 2015 - Uploaded by Colin Vistamills
Toni Bou, Takahisa Fujinami, Jaime Busto, Albert Cabestany, James Dabill, Alexandre ...

Forgive me if this is a repost....
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Old 09-13-2015, 05:53 PM   #65
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...Forgive me if this is a repost....
For that, I give you my 'get out of jail' card. Awesome stuff...
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:12 PM   #66
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Been working on my trials bike a little bit and, with some much-needed coaching, I'm making it over 15" tall obstacles right now with a lot of confidence.

But balancing is still more challenging than on my bicycle, and I haven't gotten to the point where I'm doing full-lock turns for the figure 8's yet. Can't wait to get to that point.

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Old 09-26-2015, 07:26 PM   #67
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I have been trying to practice also-its harder than it looks! ive only been out to Rio where they have alot of cool areas to learn and i have met alot of really good people. I look forward to trying out Emma Long soon and any other areas around Austin-not alot of rocky areas to practice in Houston.
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Old 09-27-2015, 03:33 PM   #68
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I have been trying to practice also-its harder than it looks!
Haha yeah. I've gotta travel outof town right now to get to the amusement parks also.

It's always seemed strange to me that balancing and trying not to move on the bike would offer anything to me for the ride, especially with being pretty new to motorcycling when I started out last year. Originally, I did it because it seemed to be the lowest risk activity (I fall down but not also forward lol). But over time, just doing that ended up giving me a great deal of confidence when doing just about everything else.

Maybe it is simply 'seat time' that's doing it for me and not the balancing work alone. All I know is that it seems to work anyway and I don't complain about making myself keep doing it. I only complain now about not being able to do it indefinitely.
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:22 AM   #69
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Re: Trials Riding

Here is a link that Vinny sent me. I have been trying to get over some 30" logs in the back yard with out . This method may help, or it may land me on my ...

I was successful in a double blip when riding the trials bike out at Hidden Falls with Johnny L. Going up a couple of the ledges on the Ridge Trail, it works good when done right. If not you drive the front wheel into the second one! But I am much more comfortable at balance wheelies when sitting on the seat. So the trials bike has been an adjustment, no quite there yet. Definitely not going to try anything taller than my front wheel yet.

https://youtu.be/LudPQtGsmJ4

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Old 11-17-2015, 11:39 AM   #70
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Looks so easy
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:19 PM   #71
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...double blip...
When I finally get in tune with where my motor makes the power I want, I'm pretty excited about getting synched up with the clutch for this stuff.

Throttle alone just doesn't seem to give me that second round of power fast enough to accomplish the double blip trick. So far I've been completely over the obstacle by the time I could get the throttle get me some power back for a second push.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:52 AM   #72
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Ok, Ive been thinking about trying this out, yall have me hooked on the idea anyway. I don't know anything about this but I think I want one: Are these any good?

1988 Beta TR34 260cc - $1,200.00 [pic1] [pic2] [pic3]
Great bike for a beginner rider. Rebuilt carb, new throttle cable, new air filter, fresh oil, Everything works and runs great!


Price is right if I dont stick with it. I do not even know where these are or if they really exist. SO...
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:51 AM   #73
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Sold over a year ago. Dern interweb
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:10 PM   #74
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Sweet, that was a good find, sorry it was gone.

Keep looking, it has been great for me. Last week at Hidden Falls I felt much more confident. Had a great ride. I just like taking out to the back and playing till I am tried. Lots of fun.

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Old 11-25-2015, 12:46 PM   #75
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When I was younger, lighter and more limber, I had one of these.


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Old 11-25-2015, 12:49 PM   #76
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Beginning Trials rider here in North Texas (DFW). I have always been interested in this part of the motorcycling sport, but never tried it.

I recently bought a vintage twin-shock trials bike and have been exploring competing with the local club; North Texas Trials Association (NTTA) http://ntxtrials.com/wordpress/

I have not competed nor attended an event yet, but when my busy schedule allows it I'm gonna give it a try. NTTA competes in Muenster, Bridgeport and some other local areas. Other than that, I enjoy puttering around the yard and trials-type riding when we go ride our dirt bikes.

I'm riding an '87 Honda TLR200 I just picked up and I love this little bike.
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Old 11-26-2015, 02:15 PM   #77
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JohnnyL playing at my house on Thanksgiving.


Colton balancing in the carport while the rain passes.
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I really want to try this.
Man, SO DO I!!!
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:58 AM   #79
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bwdmax testing a newly opened section at the "trials training center"

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Old 11-28-2015, 11:21 PM   #80
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Wow, that's nicer than my Trials training area. All I got is a couple of big logs and a creek with a trail in it. Is the see saw for the kids of part of the trials training area?

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