Trials books - what have you got?

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

  1. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    For bonus points, what bike is Bernie riding off that waterfall?

    Lane Levitt still rides and operates a stunt company. His wife Debbie Evans also still rides, she is very good and has a neat trick where she stands on her head - on a bike - with a dead engine. :huh
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  2. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    bonus points SWM
    AMA mag has a write up on debbie this mo.
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  3. Lensgrinder

    Lensgrinder Long timer

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    I have the same book, great collector's item.
    I bought it back in the mid '70s when I bought a Bultaco Sherpa T 250 and started riding trials events.
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  4. 2Ply

    2Ply n00b - LOL

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    Heck! that's easy! I owned one too.. that's an 83 SWM 350 "Jumbo". People told me it would beat me to death with all of that power and it did... until I watched my first taped National Trials event with Bernie and 2 other guys on SWM Jumbos.. I think it was a National USA Championship event in Colorado. The other guys were bouncing around too but Bernie just seemed to float through the sections so I watched closely to see what was different about his bike and discovered, it wasn't the bike!!! It was his stance and relaxed grip with keen knee adjustments to keep his feet where the foot pegs never got ahead of his boots.

    I video taped myself after that and was horrified at how stiff I was clamped to the bike at the boots and hands... After some months of adjustments in my stance and concentration at keeping my boots away from the frame with a softer hand grip, my bike too seemed to float through the rough sections.

    Oh yes, I ALSO have Lane Levitt and Len Weed's book.
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  5. Starterke

    Starterke Adventurer

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    Known in the Dutch speaking countries of Europe, don 't know if it 's translated.
    The author Toon van Vliet was a journalist of the magazine "Motor".
    The book is very informative and historic and a technical guide for trial and off-the-road riders of the 80s.
    Still availeble on the used market: ISBN 90226 1308 9

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