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I'm LEARNING, take 2! Rookie + 3 step learning curve = 18" log clearance

Discussion in 'Trials' started by amcross, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. amcross

    amcross Career Rookie/Novice

    Jul 9, 2012
    near Danville IL
    SO...trying again...

    here's Monday aka "part 1" or really weally .. i did a wheelie! learning the "UP" portion of crossing the 18" log -- riding off it onto the concrete pad that is about 16" off the ground.

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    part 2, has no video. that was working on riding off the concrete to a stop on the skidplate, then rocking her off the skidplate and riding out.

    here's part 3 aka thursday aka "ALLEY OOP"...
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    (the original post...
    For those of you who've read my ramblings these past few months, you know that wheelies have been my nemesis. I'm very lightweight (<120 lbs), have poor natural balance and no natural rhythm, a genetic disorder that means I have to be careful about falling/hurting myself, and an inadequate level of testosterone. the perfect combination for a trials rider, right???? :D As little as 2 weeks ago I could not consistently get the front wheel adequately off the ground to clear a 2x4.:eek1

    But, I'm beaming from ear to ear today. Yup, ear to ear.:ear
    Monday's beam was pretty large -- going UP this danged log when it was against the concrete 'patio' .. so it was just up and then ride out level.:D
    Wednesday's beam was next -- learning to ride from the concrete, onto the log on the skidplate,and ride her OFF the log.:D:D
    But today ... today was the rockin'est.
    Today, Trixter and I managed the log, the whole log, no concrete pad to break it into baby steps.
    yes, it is only about 18" or so tall .. but a week ago I would've said it might as well be 18' tall for all the chance of MY riding over it!!!:clap
    (THANKS new trials friend Dave Jones for being there and helping Mike spot so that I could give this a try!!!!)