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Old 10-22-2011, 04:13 PM   #646
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Skills question for y'all... There's another rock in my yard, about 3' tall flat top, maybe 7' across. I can get the front wheel on it by compressing the suspension right before gassing it, but I keep getting hung up on the skidplate. Can't get the rear tire up. Suggestions? Bigger wheelie?
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:05 PM   #647
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Today was my second day out and we tackled some muddy steep inclines with wet leaves over exposed tree roots in the rain.

I also broke convention and put an 1 1/2" bar riser in, which worked out fine for me.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:35 PM   #648
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We had a two day riding clinic that the top two guys in our club put on and it was great!!

Here is Hunter doing a splatter, who I think is around 9 years old and was riding an electric Oset last year.




I love Ateam's expression at the end!
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:08 PM   #649
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Skills question for y'all... There's another rock in my yard, about 3' tall flat top, maybe 7' across. I can get the front wheel on it by compressing the suspension right before gassing it, but I keep getting hung up on the skidplate. Can't get the rear tire up. Suggestions? Bigger wheelie?
You could try a smaller wheelie, hit the the top of the rock about 8" from the top.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:31 PM   #650
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Gordy, Thanks for posting the vid. Always cool to see your own kid. I would like to say a special Thanks! to Nathan and Sam for all their hard work in putting on this clinic this weekend. I know I learned more than I could have imagined.

When we started Nathan said "were gonna hop the front wheel", and I thought yea right, but I did. When he said were gonna do "splatters" I thought that this is what happens to a bug on my windshield and I am sure it is what I will look like after I attempt it-better call the ambulance first- but damn, I pulled it off. I would have never guessed it possible. Bunnyhops, rear wheel hops, floaters, Jap-Zap (or whatever that's called), ride ups, splatters-Wow!

Now don't get me wrong, I crashed more times yesterday than I do in a month and nothing I did looked pretty. My bike and body took a beating, but I managed to do everything that they showed us at least once. Right On guys!

Mucho Thanks.

Gotta go, got lots to practice now.

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FYI-Hunter has been on that Sherco for about two months thanks to Ryan Young.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:37 PM   #651
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We had a two day riding clinic that the top two guys in our club put on and it was great!!

Here is Hunter doing a splatter, who I think is around 9 years old and was riding an electric Oset last year.




I love Ateam's expression at the end!
This is so awesome!! Way to go Hunter!!
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:04 PM   #652
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Here is Nathan in the same area with a slightly larger splatter.

Notice how much higher it is than him when he rolls up to it and also the commentary is pretty damn funny.


"That's pretty big Sam".............
................"Not for a 300."
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:41 AM   #653
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I didn't ride my bike yesterday,but observed at day 3 of the New Zealand National Trials Championship. I took my youngest son with me (15) and treamed up at a section where I could get him to see the parts I couldn't,and then checked with each other for scores. No pictures as with over 70 riders there was practically no rests all day - I couldn't even really watch the riding as all I was focused on was their feet and wheels. My arm is sore from holding it aloft all day.

Got to see Jake Whitaker ride - now 2 times New Zealand Trials Champion,and 2 times Australian Trials Champion. Pretty impressive - he doesn't just hop the bike around,he does 90 degree turns in one go. They had to do a 180 turn in my section ( A Grade and Expert only,other grades missed that bit) and the others hopped it around - Jake starts with about a 120 degree stoppy coming down the steep bank,and cleans his rear wheel at the same time! While stopped lining up his next obstacle,I see him select 3rd gear for a pretty steep climb and jump up a rock. He was the only rider using a minder.

I might of missed a few dabs,but didn't ping anyone for dabs they didn't do - although there were a couple who questioned my judgement,but when I pointed out the second observer backing up my count they backed down. I have observed at club trials and the North Island Champs,but this was my first national,and we had a good day. I could have taken my bike to get around the very steep property,and to ride my own section at the end of the day - but that would've been a bit unfair to my son...and my trailer was still full of dirt.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:26 AM   #654
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Last Night

Over the past weekend, bought my first trials bike:



I've been riding street bikes and ds's for years, have always wanted to get into trials, and finally pulled the trigger.

I was messing around with it last night after work; put my street boots on (haven't bought trials gear yet), my old mx helmet; really geared up to learn.

I learned to hop up onto the shortest part of a rock wall that runs along my house/garage (about 1.5 feet high). I do it a few times, each time trying to get a little better; better timing, better hop, etc... All was going well, so I decided to try to use the wall as a kicker to jump up to the top of the hill that the wall is retaining (about 8 feet up, 45 degree slope); you know, REALLY get a hop up off of it.

I stop and balance before the wall, and then go for it. I hit it too hard, which throws my front wheel straight up in the air, along with the rear wheel and my body. Upon landing, I decide I'm just going to let the bike go, just bail, no point in trying to save this one. Somehow, right before landing, I pin the throttle and let the clutch out. The bike lands on the rear wheel and promptly rockets straight up into the air, ripping itself from my hands. I shit you not, the bike flew close to eight feet in the air, and landed well behind me at the bottom of the hill, next to the garage. It did a complete rotation in the air. It was spectacular.

When I picked it up, the bars had become slightly misaligned with the front wheel. Loosened the triple clamps, straightened it out, and continued on.

I hope my story has provided some amusement.......amazing the instant power these machines have!!!
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:51 AM   #655
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It did a complete rotation in the air. It was spectacular.
Not bad. Next time, stay with the bike for the flip. That'd be impressive!

Glad that you're enjoying your new toy.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:18 AM   #656
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Over the past weekend, bought my first trials bike:

The bike lands on the rear wheel and promptly rockets straight up into the air, ripping itself from my hands. I shit you not, the bike flew close to eight feet in the air, and landed well behind me at the bottom of the hill, next to the garage. It did a complete rotation in the air. It was spectacular.

When I picked it up, the bars had become slightly misaligned with the front wheel. Loosened the triple clamps, straightened it out, and continued on.

I hope my story has provided some amusement.......amazing the instant power these machines have!!!
Sorry for so many edits, lol!

Now you see!!! this is why you HAVE to use the buddy system when you JOIN THE DARK SIDE!
Hate to see you risk so much injury, shIIIIIIt that would have killed me.
(you know I am joking, hope we get more daring guys like you into trials)

You arent that far from a ton of good riders that can teach you some basics to get ahold of, before you try Pastrana type things...

SALUTE!


AHEM Brewtus, you need to post the "Welcome to" for this crazy dude! lol.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:53 AM   #657
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I don’t believe you, go out and do the same thing again but this time video it
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:40 PM   #658
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We had a two day riding clinic that the top two guys in our club put on and it was great!!

Here is Hunter doing a splatter, who I think is around 9 years old and was riding an electric Oset last year.




I love Ateam's expression at the end!
So much awesomeness here. That look is, how long will it be before he beats me? Hunter had some mad skilz on his tricked out Ocet. He is adjusting to the power and size very well. Good stuff TrailBoss, you and Al were looking great.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:49 PM   #659
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Well yesterday I rolled some bikes out of my shop and got to my GG 280. Seeing I haven't rode it in a while[bought a 4RT] I checked a few things and rode it in the alley for a while. I have it for sale but don't care if it sells or not.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:11 AM   #660
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So, what do you do when you're away from home for three weeks and have had a few maintenance items on the back-burner for a while? Take you bike apart and put in the back of the Subaru, then drag it into your hotel room and work on it in the evenings. I put the bike in the closet during the day and the house keeping staff has no idea that I have a bike in the room.

I had an S3 head that I've been wanting to install, as well as a nice LED light that I'm rigging up to fit to the GG. First the head (sorry for the crappy iPhone pic, it's indoors at night with only a few lamps for illumination).





The headlight I am still working on modifying the wiring. I'll post a full write up when I'm done.

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