Trials books - what have you got?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by K1W1, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. 2Ply

    2Ply n00b - LOL

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    Glad you liked Bud's photo.. even before I met him, that one stood out to me when I was still on my 74 Honda XL350. Only kept it for a year and then dumped it for a TL250 :D When I met bud, he was doing some trick Electronic stuff to a Honda TL250 and I was moving up to an 82 SWM 240
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  2. 2Ply

    2Ply n00b - LOL

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    No problem, I have 2 of his books too and managed to get him to autograph them at the 2005 World Round at Duluth... Great Guy
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  3. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Are you in NM? Member of NMTA? :dunno
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  4. ridenm

    ridenm Long timer

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    ...if Carl Shipman is still around? When I Google him I get an English skateboarder and a trail in the Jemez that bears the name.
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  5. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    I know the trail in Jemez that bears his name. It was in rough shape this summer!

    Couple of pics:
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  6. K1W1

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    I have the Boonie Book as well. As mentioned it's oriented towards general trail riding but it does used trials techniques for a lot of the basic skills.

    Shipman also wrote a couple of other motorcycle books in a similar vien. One was MX oriented and heavily featured his son and I think Jim Pomeroy on Bultaco Pursangs. Another was related to tuning two strokes. On top of that he has also written extensively on photography (I think I have one of those somewhere) and he was one of the fist people to write how to use PC books aimed at the home user.
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  7. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer

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    I have the Boonie Book as well. As mentioned it's oriented towards general trail riding but it does use trials techniques for a lot of the basic skills.

    Shipman also wrote a couple of other motorcycle books in a similar vien. One was MX oriented and heavily featured his son and I think Jim Pomeroy on Bultaco Pursangs. Another was related to tuning two strokes. On top of that he has also written extensively on photography (I think I have one of those somewhere) and he was one of the fist people to write how to use PC books aimed at the home user.
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  8. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    The Sammy Miller Motorcycle Legend book from the series by Mick Walker contains about 3/4's of the book based on his trials career. The other part is dedicated to the Maestro's road racing and GP career. All of the books in the Walker series are very good value for the money (Surtees, Hailwood, Agostini, Duke, McIntyre, Ivy, Miller, so far).
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  9. Thumpermeister

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    Same here.
    With Toni Bou's 4 World Championships however it might have to be updated! :lol3

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  10. 2Ply

    2Ply n00b - LOL

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    No, I live near Seattle but I've traveled all over for Trials Events and for one year, Bud and David lived about 5 miles from me in Kent, WA

    I used to help Dale Malasek and Ian Smith video tape the USA world rounds... If you have any of the Duluth World Round DVDs by TrialsTV.com, you've seen some of my work. I was there behind the camera when Jordi Tarres won his very first World Round event in Mt Vernon, WA 1986 and I was there behind the camera again when Adam Raga won his first World Round event in Goldendale, WA 2001. I am very rarely in FRONT of the camera.. :D

    I'm part of the PNTA group and the PST local club but mostly spend my time now reviving primitive trails and helping new people get the hang of riding Trials... That's why I have three Bikes..:D
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  11. roadholder

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    To Tommy Sandham's credit however, he was insightful enough to add a question mark to the title!

    Perhaps a new chapter and updated "changing of the guard" picture with
    Eddie Lejuene and Toni Bou...just like this one with Sammy Miller (with Ariel HT) and Eddy's Honda from Fourstroke Finale?

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  12. Thumpermeister

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    Next Chapter...!

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  13. onto1wheel

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    Haven't seen this one posted yet. Robin Perry copyright 1975.
    (I also have Bernies book, it's in even worse shape as it's been loaned out so many times)

    the trials moto book Robin Perry 1975a.jpg
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  14. Honda-50

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    roadholder :clap
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  15. Woodsrat

    Woodsrat Gone ridin'

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    Am I the only person in the U. S. interested in LDT? I rode the Ute Cup once and while it was the most fun trial I've ever ridden I'd really like to see an event like the ones held in the U. K.

    Oh, and just so no one says I'm hijacking the thread I have Clean to the Finish and all three of Don Morley's books on trials bikes. I had the one on classic four-stroke trials bikes out and re-reading it yesterday. I agree with Mr. Morley in that this was trials' greatest era and I'd love to see a return to a time where you ride your bike to a long-distance trial, compete and then ride home again (hijack attempt #2).
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  16. ridenm

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  17. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    to anyone interested: saw the Don Smith book on e-bay( ride it )
    hardcover also
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  18. Wingboy

    Wingboy Been here awhile

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    Neat thread.Had to dig thru the storage area to find these.I haven't been active in the trails dept for yrs.
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  19. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Back in my early days, this book was known as "The Bible" or "Bernie's Bible". :clap

    We used to watch Teirry Michould (sic) video - Technique Du Trial over and over, fascinated with his floater turns.
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  20. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    I have one of those...very good read. Very intresting how different trials riding styles evolved.
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