R.M.T.A. - Rocky Mountain Trials Association

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Brake, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. TXNMGUY

    TXNMGUY dirt dobber

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    Can you ride the loop if you are not competing so you can get to all the sections to watch or is it a closed loop to competing riders only.

    Thanks in advance
  2. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    It should be a closed loop. For years they had a flaming arrow award for the fastest time. You do not want to be in the way of one of those riders. I think officially the award no longer exists. (wink, wink)
  3. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    For the first time in this events storied history, the matter of a rider’s age would come into play. Any tie, that could not be broken by number of cleans, would go to the plonker who had seen the most summers. This format, which was brought on by the lack of a nearby “ride-off” site, is certainly familiar to any AHRMA member and brought a whole other cast of characters into the quest for the cup. Another method of tie-breaking, that was last used in the year 2000, went the way of the dinosaur when both the BLM and the Forest Service felt that any award presented to the fastest finisher would deem the event a “race” and would thusly bring up yet a longer list of permit requirements. RMTA member Kevin Busch is probably the only rider who truly misses the “Flaming Arrow” award since, more times than not, it ended up in his greasy paws.

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  4. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    Without any authority to say so, from attending the last four I'd say no one would mind your hanging around on a trials bike. It ain't very crowded.

    Kevin Busch is why I have a trials bike. We met him at Gold Rush 2007, and after he described Ute Cup I said to myself, I said, "Okay, I'm gonna do that." Did, too.

    Leaving tomorrow morning to do another.
  5. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    My first Ute Cup I was crashed into while crossing a pile of logs. A photographer riding the loop pulled my bike off me. I once crashed while moving over for Kevin Busch, since I knew he was going for the Arrow again!
  6. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    Missed the post sorry.

    Rules are (not all states or clubs follow every rule set forth you know... we follow NATC pretty much...

    Rule is you cannot take your hands off the bars while doing anything that would constitute a "dab." This was because a few years back, rules allowd you to move your bike around, by lifting the seat/rear fender/et al, some even had bolted "straps" to places on the bike so they could move the bike all around while on one or 2 feet, same thing allowed you to use your hands to get a ribbon off being wrapped around wheel or what not. Well, It was not covered by an existing rule, so technically it was one of those grey areas they were taking advantage of. to stop that, they made the rule you cant take your hands off the bars (not sure if GRIP is mentioned, bars are I thought it was.) and this is more important the higher up you ride and is enforced more the bigger the competiton (regionals, nationals etc.)

    I hate the rule, and I feel it needs to be modified for safety! For only one thing. I wore glasses, so that I could even see. Too many times, I'd jump off something, and sweat covers your glasses, then you cant see, need to be able to waste a "dab" and wipe face and glasses, for safety if nothing else. but no, everyone just acts like you "took hands off bars" which was intended "to keep the rider from fucking with the tape caught in the wheels and or lifting my bike with say the fender... I wiping my eyes made NO difference to anyone, and like I said I would have wasted a point. Now I paid $ for lasic, and just try to suffer through or try to balance and pull my shirt up to my face, which almost never worked, lol.

    Kids get frustrated and we strongly warn them (even in novice) "if you take your hands off the bars again, it will be a FIVE" but I have yet to punch a five for taking hands off the bars... usually those guys "five it!" before or after they take hands off the bars, saving me from having to be "generous" and all that.
  7. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    No Stop will take care of taking your hands off the bars. I can't wait!! :rofl
  8. GTC

    GTC Been here awhile

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    On the RMTA home page it says the event for the 8th is at Pilot Peak North but on the map for the event is says Pilot Peak South. Is the map correct for this weekends event?

    Thank you for the clarification,
    George
  9. no2tracks

    no2tracks Been here awhile

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    The site is on the north side of the road. I guess that the map title was used from years past and was over looked. Or is there a site near there I'm unaware of? They talked of a site on the south side of the road in years past.
  10. Mike D

    Mike D Corporate Cog

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    The site is still off of FR211, just on the north (left) side of the road. The map is still valid to get you to the site.
  11. no2tracks

    no2tracks Been here awhile

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  12. Brake

    Brake "Tractor right up it"

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    :nod

    Definetly one of the more challenging ones for the lower class this year. Only got a couple pics from the section I was scoring; pretty easy one for the uppers. The section before seemed like it was a rough one. I saw lots of punches on the wrong side come through.

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  13. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    That looks like some seriously cool terrain Blake! :clap
  14. no2tracks

    no2tracks Been here awhile

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    Next up, Thorpe Gulch. Sept 22. Looking forward to it!
  15. Brake

    Brake "Tractor right up it"

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    No affiliation or connection. Just an FYI to any parties who may be interested:

    "TRIALS SCHOOL"

    "Ray Peters will be in CO to hold a trials school on November 9-10. Cost is $200 for both days, $125 for one day. There is a 12 student limit, priority will go to riders signing up for both days. Location will be in the Howard/Turkey Rock area, known as the Banana Belt due to it's mild climate."

    Contact Chris Hertrich to reserve a spot.
  16. no2tracks

    no2tracks Been here awhile

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    The Volcano Gulch trials event has been moved to Turkey Rock, Sunday Oct. 6th.
  17. Brake

    Brake "Tractor right up it"

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    :clap
    Heading down Friday night to assist with set-up. This will be my first time helping throw ribbon around and am looking forward to it. What class are you riding in??
  18. no2tracks

    no2tracks Been here awhile

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    Sr Amateur. I helped set up Pilot Peak and it afforded me the opportunity to ride more, and do sections over and over until I cleaned them. Got a lot more laps and peg time in which really helped me since I'm so new to the sport. And I got some good tips from better riders.
  19. Moto Beak

    Moto Beak Professional Amateur

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    I can't make it for this one. Have fun with the sections and good luck with the weather!
  20. Mike D

    Mike D Corporate Cog

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    Weather is supposed to be perfect:

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    And even if it isn't - - we all (riders and checkers) survived the last hour of Thorpe Gulch!!! Looking forward to it...