How One Trials Rider went out of his way to encourage a relative newbie.....

Discussion in 'Trials' started by amcross, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. amcross

    amcross Career Rookie/Novice

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    his came in my mail today...it had me quite literally in tears. WHAT A KEEPSAKE.

    A thousand thanks to Nancy and Ralph Littlefield for doing this for me. It was a proud day, and it means so much that someone else thought it was worth the time.

    WANT TO ENCOURAGE NEWER RIDERS??? simple kindnesses like this are simply invaluable.

    I cannot say enough thanks to Ralph and Nancy for this true generosity....
    (This was from the Peoria 2 day but meant to give to me at the Byron event...)
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  2. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    I know little about trials, but I do recognize kindness.

    Bravo!! :clap
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  3. TXNMGUY

    TXNMGUY dirt dobber

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    Now that is pretty nice. Small unexpected gifts are worth more than gold.
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  4. MacAttack

    MacAttack Adventurer

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    AM I think anyone that saw you or talked to you Saturday afternoon could see your excitement.
    Glad you have something to really remember it by.

    Thanks for sharing this great sport with me.
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  5. nwcycle

    nwcycle Long timer

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    Once again this is such a great family to be in, Ralph and Nancy go over and above what is the norm.
    Kudos to you Anne Marie !!
    You have a great future, all you need now is a fan motor ( :D )

    Congrats
    Ron & Family
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  6. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 44 years

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    Trials people do stuff like that... a lot.
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  7. BEEF706

    BEEF706 King of the dumb dab

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    ^^^^^^^^
    Nicest group I have ever been around.
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  8. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    Our club does this for "clean cards" which are rare except for novice class former newby's but it is the same idear... we do it at year end banquets.
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  9. GEARHEAD9969

    GEARHEAD9969 Been here awhile

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    That is truly awesome!
    Good job on the scores too!
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  10. Choicecut

    Choicecut Lean, Tender and Juicy.

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    Really cool!:clap
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  11. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Truly awesome! :thumb
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  12. amcross

    amcross Career Rookie/Novice

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    Thanks so much guys. I just thought it was such a wonderfully generous thing they did for me. No idea if they normally do it for a rider's first ever clean loop ... but it SURE was a wonderful surprise and a really cool example of supporting and encouraging a newer rider.
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  13. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    I got within 20' of a clean loop once. It's a fine thing, and to honor it so is what one comes to expect of this odd little sport...

    Good ride, amcross!
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  14. nwcycle

    nwcycle Long timer

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    Kaileys first trials she cleaned the whole day, never got that ......
    But then again she was more happy beating the guys than anything else....
    Congrats again..
    See you in the advanced class soon !!!
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  15. amcross

    amcross Career Rookie/Novice

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    awww...thanks ;) it might've been just the right day, or the fact that Ralph knows I genuinely believed I would never move out of Novice due to some real limitations in my learning curve early on.

    Kailey was AMAZING at the last event!!:clap
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