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Old 10-17-2014, 08:38 AM   #1
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CAT this weekend

Just curious if there are any ADV inmates who are attending the "CAT", Central Arizona Trials event near Prescott AZ on Sunday?
I'm still on the injured/non-reserve list but will be doing some Observing...
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:02 AM   #2
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Most of us (NMTA) are headed to Roswell, NM for our last vintage Two day event. In fact I`m walking out the door. Have a good weekend!
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:25 PM   #3
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I brought my son to the last CAT event, he rode his trials bicycle. And, we had planned on going this weekend as well. He pulled a few stunts at school, so now I'm not sure if we will be going. If we attend please come up to me and introduce yourself. Always fun to meet another inmate.
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:01 PM   #4
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I brought my son to the last CAT event, he rode his trials bicycle. And, we had planned on going this weekend as well. He pulled a few stunts at school, so now I'm not sure if we will be going. If we attend please come up to me and introduce yourself. Always fun to meet another inmate.
Soo you never pulled a few stunts at school.
I'll look for you... You will be the father of the boy who looks like he was scolded all the way to Prescott. Then rewarded by getting to spend the day with the O'l Man and play on his bicycle.
I'll be the one with the left shoulder that is hanging funny and of little use. Dam... wont be able to bring my pack with camera gear. I'll have to lighten my camera load for the day.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:23 PM   #5
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Starting to pack now. Borrowed a new set of wheels, see how much better this is to sleep in. Too bad I have to give it up on Monday.
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:22 PM   #6
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Made the trek to Prescott, Alto Pit OHV area for October, CAT event.

Let me say that I have been away from the sport of Observed Trials for several years, 30+. I was overwhelmed by what they were asking these riders to do. By the end of the day I was totally blown away by what these guys & girls were able to do on the modern day trials bikes.
Took a few still photo's to share....



A variety of pic...







Took a few photo's of this fellow... Bryan Roper. A genuinely nice young man who had just returned from a summer in Europe at the World Trials competitions.






... then there was this little obstacle for Bryan, he was the only one is the Pro class.

This was his first attempt... the second loop I understand he popped to the top and stood there for a few seconds on the rear wheel. To a big round of applause! " Observed Trials "

Met and mingled with a very nice group of guys and girls at this event. Spoke with the only two Twin Shock entrants (once my left wing is healed I will ride my TL250 in this class) as well as many of the other riders and support teams/families. I had a great day even if I was only equipped with a couple of camera's!
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:00 PM   #7
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Wish I coulda gone!!! I have definately noticed a vast difference in my comparative research between the "ages/styles" of observed trials...looks fun either way.
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:32 PM   #8
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I'm going to try to make it to the next one.
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:50 PM   #9
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mefadv, thanks for the photo shoot. Alto Pit is a lovely pile of rocks, and Smack has been setting trials there for three decades, so he knows what is possible.

Except for Bryan, which is evolving, which is why he is the only pro in our club. Section three was too tall even for Bryan.

Section four had more than one of the experts bleeding or under their bikes.

I was scared silly but, as usual, did okay on the terrifying parts and fouled up the usual stuff, like turn on the the rock and keep the motor on.

Boy, the twinshock class is heating up! Jump in there, boy!

Lamotovita, see you in a month! Trials bike this year?
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:19 AM   #10
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Boy, the twinshock class is heating up! Jump in there, boy!

Lamotovita, see you in a month! Trials bike this year?
Not this year, I'll have to ride Old Blue.
I have a vintage Bultaco I could bring down, but won't have room to haul it this time.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:37 AM   #11
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Hope to join the group soon. Still practicing as this is my first Trials bike, but having fun.
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Old 10-21-2014, 03:09 PM   #12
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mefadv, thanks for the photo shoot. Alto Pit is a lovely pile of rocks, and Smack has been setting trials there for three decades, so he knows what is possible.

Except for Bryan, which is evolving, which is why he is the only pro in our club. Section three was too tall even for Bryan.

Section four had more than one of the experts bleeding or under their bikes.

I was scared silly but, as usual, did okay on the terrifying parts and fouled up the usual stuff, like turn on the the rock and keep the motor on.

Boy, the twinshock class is heating up! Jump in there, boy!

Lamotovita, see you in a month! Trials bike this year?

thegreydog... what class are you in, what were you wearing and riding? perhaps I have a pix or two of you I can post. Took lots of images but the Sun/Shade thing made it difficult to get many good photo's.
Or that is my photographic excuse!
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:37 PM   #13
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thegreydog... what class are you in, what were you wearing and riding? perhaps I have a pix or two of you I can post. Took lots of images but the Sun/Shade thing made it difficult to get many good photo's.
Or that is my photographic excuse!
If you got any of the morning riders on a Sherco, dressed in blue Klim, big "N" on the number plate. That's me
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:21 PM   #14
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Lessee, silver pants and red jersey and white beard, bottom of uppers. On the bike the whole time, except a couple times.

Like, I didn't put barkbusters on the new scoot. And some oak brush reached out and clamped my front brake on, and I stepped off to catch the bike following me down a not-very-threatening rock.
The other was letting a little lean turn into a save, then a bobble, then wiping the wall and rolling back down the slot, while Dwayne rolled his eyes, winced, and called the five... Cleaned it last round, not that hard....
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:01 PM   #15
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If you got any of the morning riders on a Sherco, dressed in blue Klim, big "N" on the number plate. That's me
Not certain.... would this be you





I remember you... you were the one who looked "determined"
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