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Discussion in 'Trials' started by Charla, Mar 1, 2011.
Sweet ride. Now get out and ride. I've been out 3 times, and can honestly say it's one of the hardest things I've tried. It's pretty frustrating when you watch guys your riding with hit huge gaps, and your working on track stands. I've decided to challenge my self, and I love it so far. My plan is to reward my self with a trials moto after a year of sticking with it. I figure it will give my time to save the cash, and keep me motivated.
Bummer...I was hoping it was something I could learn!
I am only working on balance, and 2 wheel stuff for the first 3 months. Bad habits are very hard to unlearn.
You all are a bunch of whhhhinnnnnners. I started out with the front tire on a bench about 20 inches tall. Then I would lean back and start hoping. After a while you will get the front wheel up and then eventually you will loop out, bust your ass and ask yourself silly questions.
Garth, there is nothing you could add to the RCP frame that would be better than the frame itself. I think it looks great. BB7' brakes? They will work great. Now a vid or GTFO.
When are you starting bicycle trials at San Ysidro events again Tony?
Hi Tony, BB5 brakes...they were free.
I'm 6'6" and about 275 lbs...the vid......will not be happening soon.
Although, maybe I'll do a Pay-Per-View short film....with three D glasses...:eek1
I'm trying to avoid the ass busting part.
I can get on the rear wheel, but pulling the trigger on the pedal-kick and rear brake release timing is a different story. Manuals are scary too.
The board will not allow anything formal at SY. But maybe the Saturday evening at our first 2 day there????
Uh, no manuals for me, that shit will kill ya quick.
Bump because I like this thread...
Yup, I've been trying to get this one down for a while... Any other pointers for getting this skill? I've been bust my arse working on manuals and would like a switch- even though I'll probably still be busting my arse...
Man, some trick bikes being posted in this thread. Makes me wish I'd have kept some photos of my old bikes over the years. I've competed in stock trials off and on since I was 13 (I'm 35) and mostly just spent hours, months, years of my life play-riding on these things. I never had a "real" trials bike though, I've always made due with some variation of a small frame mountain bike or what I have now, a dirt jump bike (basicaly a cruiser BMX with 26" wheels - though this bike wouldn't be legal for stock class). The time spent on these things has allowed me to jump right into mototrials with both feet up. Been riding a trials bike with a motor now for about a month and I'm super duper comfortable on the thing thanks to so much of the feel and concept being carried over from bicycles. Neat.
Keep 'em coming.
Here's a pic of me on the current bike. Set up for cruiser BMX (no front brake, 1 speed) but with front brake I can trials the bejesus out of it. So fun.
Here's another. This bike was a box o parts turd but I did some of the biggest stuff ever on it and it handled it like a champ. We had a course set up out in the woods that was sort of half trials, half north shore stuff, and all crazy. 12" drops to flat out of barn hay lofts, small kicker ramp you had to hit and jump vertically 6 feet to get back INTO the barn, giant three story "porch" made of spools, 2x4's, old logs, teeter totters, skinny rides up in the trees that just stop so you had to drop back to the forest floor, etc. Miss that place.
Rear brake locked, lift it into the rear wheel balance by shifting your butt/body weight back - throw your hips back and allow your arms to straighten out, pulling the front of the bike up with it. As you rock back towards the rear wheel balance point, center your body weight and "stand up", pulling the bars closer into your chest. You need the bike to be in a pretty high angle in order to maintain 0mph balance and keep that front wheel up. You then begin moving around and/or correcting balance issues by hopping. Then you get into jap-zapping, etc. Good times, and yes wear butt padding and use flat pedals.
Oh whoops you guys were talking about pedal kicks. Ha! Level 2 stuff for sure.
the secret to the pedal kick is to lean foward and COMMIT! Scary as hell the first 600 tiimes you do it.
Huba Huba ! Ben
I actually got out and rode the Echo yesterday. Still can't pedal kick, but I managed to sort of "throw"the bike up a 10" ledge with brakes on, like a forward bunny-hop. Some cops stopped by and asked questions and watched me for a while. They both agreed it looks hard.
At least they didn't say you look too old to be doing that on a bicycle.
I dared him to try the picnic table again. He said "Fuck that picnic table!"