This past weekend I participated in a Ryan Young trials school, hosted by Maryland Mototrial in Ijamsville, MD. What a great time! My bike sprung a coolant leak (lower rad hose) on Saturday after lunch. Dan from Maryland Mototrial insisted that I take one of his 2012 Shercos for the rest of the day. Not only that, but while I was riding his new bike, he ran out to a parts store to get me a hose so that I could rig a repair Saturday evening. Then we all swam in his pool and stuffed ourselves at a cookout. What a host! If you need a Sherco or Sherco parts, please consider Maryland Mototrial. He does parts for other brands as well and has a small inventory of used bikes too. Ryan is an excellent teacher. There were riders of all skill levels and the class covered everything from basic turns to splatters. He always provided advice suitable to the rider's skill level and never made anyone feel out of place. Everyone appeared to have a good time and to have learned something. It was also fun watching Ryan show off a bit. For me, the highlight of the class was a toss up between mastering the Jap Zap and doing a real live Splatter. I went from getting a half-decent Jap Zap 15% of the time to getting a good one 85% of the time (all in good/easy conditions, of course). Lots of practice to follow. It took me a while to man up and commit to the Splatter but once I did I realized that Ryan was right that it is fairly easy. This was of course on the smallest section of the wall but I went in to the class thinking I'd probably never try a Splatter and left wishing I'd had time to try the bigger wall before the class was over. If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend the RYP school.