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Discussion in 'Trials' started by Tahoebrian5, Nov 5, 2016.
I'm going. A friend from down South is coming up also.
I was hoping to make a weekend of it. Ride on Saturday and check on Sunday. That plan got shot to hell last night with family issues.
I'll see if they need checkers Saturday. If not I'll ride and have to leave as early as possible.
I'm planning on it.
I'm on call this week or I would be there. I might try to sneak by for a quick view if I feel lucky. My luck has been, as soon as I get somewhere, somebody will Smash thier car into something and I'll get called to head in
We'll be stoked to see some new faces out there. I'm loading up the camper now and will be up at the property this afternoon. I'm in a white Sierra Sport toy hauler. Stop on my and say hi!
Did you have a good time @Yard Sale ?
I couldn't ride; waiting for a spark arrestor. I did get to walk the sections. I will probably start at the 3 line. Some of it was harder than expected, like the last pic I posted, he's riding the 3 line.
I was planning to step up from 3 to 2 line. Now I haven't hardly ridden in 2 months. We're going tomorrow, didn't make it today. Will ride the easiest line available, or score if they need me.
Fun time yesterday! Thats me in Yard Sale's last picture. Glad you made it out YS!
Had a good time checking section 8 today. It was pretty hot and rumor was that the loop was BRUTAL! A lotta folks were suffering by the 2nd loop and most looked pretty beat by #3.
That's awesome! I like long loop events.
I didn't know 1962siia was an Inmate. Here's some video of him on his second loop yesterday.
And here's some helmet cam video of me practicing today. I found a nice area that will let me practice turns around rocks and bushes.
I should probably order spare grips and a throttle tube. I put on ARC/RYP folding levers which will help.
Where are you practicing?
Your helmet cam video looks just like behind my place in Golden Valley, We live in a "giant trials park" :)
I did not make it to the event, got called in to Renown to brace up a crash victim from the MX in Mammoth.
He cracked a couple vertebrae locking handlebars trying to pass into 2nd place... I told him he should look into trials, not as much speed and more cuts and bumps than fractures. He said he had looked into it.
It's the Lemmon Valley- Golden Valley area
I'd love feed back on my riding in the video YS posted if anyone has any input. One thing I notice is that I thought I was leaning the bike over more in turns, but clearly I'm not. I think I'll practice this doing circles in the yard. Also I noticed that several of my dabs this weekend came from the front end washing out. I was running 5.5psi in the front, maybe I need to go lower, but maybe my body position is the problem and I need to weight the front a bit more? Any feedback appreciated for my nOOb riding skills.
I run 6 psi front and 4 psi rear. I had some issues with the front end washing out and determined that I was using the front brake too much, especially on soft/loose surfaces. I started to use the rear brake more and front brake less in those situations. I thought your body position looked pretty good. I can see that you're still a little tight/tense as you're getting used to riding. Try to relax a little more (this will come with time, too). As others have always told me; practice, practice, practice.
In your practice, really accentuate weighting the outside peg in your tight turns. I was told to actually take my foot completely off the inside peg to over-exaggerate this in practice. Force yourself to really REALLY lay the bike over to the inside and turn the bars less. The bike will still turn. Practice it for a bit on pavement so you can see what these machines are capable of, then take it into hard pack dirt, then find some nice squishy sand.
Your body position looked pretty damned good to me. Knees pointed out weight distribution looked right. But what do I know I'm a noob too. In your practice setup small sections. Even on a flat smooth driveway, putting down a couple garden hoses, or ribbons, to restrict your path will help in the long run.