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Are there any trials riders here?

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I was riding at at red river motorcycle trails in Muenster yesterday and came across a trials course. We eventually found some riders and watched them come up a section of the course. I met one of the guys keeping score and talked to him for quite a while about it. It really sounds like a lot of fun and to my surprise most of the riders were older fat guys like myself. I am definitely interested in trying it out and was wondering if anyone here rides one.
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I used to ride trials when I had a Honda TLR200 Reflex. I liked it because I was going slow when I fell.
 
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WE have a good group of trials guys that ride at Zars Ranch and I know the Austin group rides at Emma Long and I think what you were seeing
was the NTTA event up at red river, I wanted to go but just did not have the time to make the trip up

And yes most of us weigh more than the bikes
 
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WE have a good group of trials guys that ride at Zars Ranch and I know the Austin group rides at Emma Long and I think what you were seeing
was the NTTA event up at red river, I wanted to go but just did not have the time to make the trip up

And yes most of us weigh more than the bikes
That’s awesome! Please don’t take offense to the old fat guy comment. I was mainly referring to myself! What is a good bike to start with?
 

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Tjs has Gasgas trials at 0% for 48 months .....just saying
 
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Sherco, GAS GAS & TRS seem to be the most popular

San Marcos Motorcycles has some good deal as well as TJs and Munns

I think the KTM guy up in Denton has the GAS GAS line now as you are up closer to them
 
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Always wanted to ride a bike designed for this. Outback track has been kicking around about building a course in Stanton
 
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Sherco, GAS GAS & TRS seem to be the most popular

San Marcos Motorcycles has some good deal as well as TJs and Munns

I think the KTM guy up in Denton has the GAS GAS line now as you are up closer to them
Adventure Moto in McKinney has Gas Gas, not Denton.
 
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Oh it was old fat guys well most of us are farts as well ;-) As we age our skin gets too thick for words to bother us, I think it comes from
hitting the ground too often
 

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I rode Trials because I was going slower when I fell.
 
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I used to ride when I had my vintage trials bikes. Would love to pickup a new or vintage trials bike (anyone have a TL125/250?) . Just not sure where in the houston area to ride it at for the terrain it is meant for.
 
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Rio Bravo MX had a nice turnout at their meet a couple weeks ago. Looked like they were having a great time. Diamond Don's vintage meet in Jefferson always has a big group and nice course each year. It is in Sept this year. Awesome event, awesome location for all types of vintage offroad bikes. Do it!
 

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on wed afternoons i do trials w/ my local homies
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sometimes i'll take my big bike and practice off camber turns & figure 8's off the sides of this pit
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sometimes i'll do trials on my dirtbike

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& finish out the evening riding the main loop singletracks afterwards

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and then ride the twisties into downtown

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meetup w/ friends for a bike night

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so yea, trials is where it's at.
 

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Dao has had it all figured out for a long time. He hardly ever shares his secrets on how he actually arrived to that amazing place.
Infectious love for anything that comes across his path.
 
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