New trIals owner here. Looking for riders in the NW Wa region

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by 211, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. 211

    211 Adventurer

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    I just picked up a trials bike I intend to mostly use for trail riding. None of my other ride buddies have one so I'd like to learn a thing or two from someone more familiar than I.

    PM me if you'd like to get out for a rip. I live in Bellingham but not opposed to driving.

    FWIW I like IPA :dutch
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  2. HH

    HH Hurricane Harry

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  3. SCExpat

    SCExpat Ex-expat

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    Lucky you.......I think there is a club in your area and should not be a problem finding others to ride with. A coach/mentor will make all the difference. I think there are only 4-5 of us in SW Idaho....not even enough to have a club. Let alone any kind of events.

    The first few rides were really disappointing and not fun for me....took about 4-5 rides before I got good enough to start having fun. Now I'm hooked and ride every Sunday. :clap

    Have a look at the trials thread here http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=73

    If you are ever in the Boise area shoot me an email and let's go for a ride. :deal
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  4. bscman

    bscman Been here awhile

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    I'm new to trials riding, having just bought mine last spring...I'm in the Burlington area.

    I use it mostly for trail riding after work at Walker Valley. I'm always up for someone to ride with, when work doesn't get in the way.

    If you're neighbors aren't too uppity, there is a ton of learning and fun to be had just riding around your driveway or backyard.

    First tip--get a comfortable pack and a few MSR fuel bottles.
    You'll need 'em!
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  5. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

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    Are any of you going to the Trial at the Isle today?

    I will be there with my son who will be riding in his 2nd event. Look for a black VW Eurovan with a tiny bike on the back. We will be on the 8am Mukilteo to Clinton ferry.

    More info.
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  6. kwisn

    kwisn One Happy Dog

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    Dang, this is "just down the street" so to speak. I wish I had known earlier, yada, yada, yada.
    Good luck Mike's kid!
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  7. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

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    We are waiting for the kids to run. Looks like only 2 here today.

    He has been bombing around and already killed his first set of batteries.
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  8. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Single Track Noob

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    MM I wish I would have know that was you today. I would have introduced myself as an inmate. I was the tall guy in the mtb helmet.
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  9. 211

    211 Adventurer

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    bscman; I'll try and give you a heads up next time I ride WV. We just rode out there this past Saturday. It was a blast! Sometimes I feel like I'm cheating. Starting to feel good about my purchase. At first I was worried I got into something I'd never enjoy but after my 3rd ride I'm starting to get a feel for how this bike likes (NEEDS) to be ridden; and that involves lots of clutch work.

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  10. Ned1

    Ned1 Lend Me Yu Choppa

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    #cough# Whistler bike park #cough# backwards at night #cough# :-)
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  11. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

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    Next time. He is ready to do the next one in April. :D
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  12. Pro_Marinero

    Pro_Marinero Carbon Sasquatch

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    I ride Teanaway once the snow melts. Trials bikes are very much at home there.
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