What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Brewtus, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. ridenm

    ridenm Long timer

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    My dad and I had issues that I won't delve into right now. He's been gone now nearly two decades. And although he was never around much when I was a kid, I miss talking to him, and I really, really wish my kids could get to know him.

    My advice to all who have parents still among the living: reach out to them.
    My advice to all who have kids they don't see regularly (like every day): reach out to them.

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  2. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Wow! Thanks everyone! I did not expect that kind of response.....

    I guess I am pretty lucky. My dad is an avid outdoorsman, and a retired New Mexico Game and Fish officer. Us kids were taught at an early age how to hunt, fish, camp, and enjoy the outdoors. When my parents divorced, he also taught us how to ride motorcycles (Mom hates motorcycles, does to this day). In fact, he taught us on this very bike-

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    Sorry about the poor pic, I did not feel like digging it out if it's place in the tractor barn.

    Anyhoo, I wanted very much to show my kids that there is more to life than school and the television. That is about all they get at their mother's.

    My daughter showed no interest in riding. She thought she and her step-sister would go out for a "beauty salon" day that afternoon. Shame that my step-daughter wanted to ride also and spoiled that plan....

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    That's my step-daughter on the XR100R. I taught her how to ride that bike about 6 years ago, and she tries to make time to go ride every chance she gets.

    It really was a fun day. I would sincerely like to do it again in the near future with warmer, longer days.

    Now to teach the boy how to WASH the bikes......... :evil
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  3. ridenm

    ridenm Long timer

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    Let me know how that one works out...
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  4. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Dragged them out for a practice on a nice Sunday in January.

    NMTrailboss trying to get me to do an "Amateur" line. I don't think so....

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    How's about this one? Undercut, slightly off camber, not much room on top, easy right?

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    NMTrailboss: "You think you can, go for it, Fugi!

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    Piece of cake, right?

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    Meanwhile, NMTB is making the bigger stuff on the other end look easy....

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    Try again.....

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    Success! 'TB gives it a shot, makes it look good.

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    Miss Bitters and Puddle Jumper watching us beat the hell out of ourselves...

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    Great day today! :clap
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  5. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    well did you finally get over the rock or not
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  6. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    I did, after 4 tries. That silly little piss-ant thing is deceptive. :huh
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  7. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    You have to do a jap zap on that! if you dont know what that is, you need RYP's training video #1. :rofl

    Even that lug of a bike 4rt, should jump right up that. :freaky
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  8. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    That's exactly what we were doing, O' sage one.. Note the front tire being driven into the upper corner of the ledge. The picture does not really depict how slope/camber/length of the slab. We (more to the point, I) worked on it until it became easier.

    Now lay ribbon across it, and I'll fall right off of it again....... :lol3
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  9. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    I was "unsure" with the photo, lol if maybe you just had that much trouble getting the front end that high, on that heavy ol tessa... (giggling so hard to myself I cant hardly type, so yeah I am joking with ya.)

    also it was for other people's who might read, what the technique you were working on.
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  10. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Let's not go there Sting! :bluduh
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    You ever had a rock that should be very simple, but just couldn't seem to ride it correctly? That was that rock for brewtus and I yesterday (and for me for the last two years!). We both rode bigger and more technical stuff during the day, there was just one evil rock giving us fits!! :scratch:patch

    Usually if the 'tessa doesn't go over the rock, it just breaks it into pebbles and rides over it anyway!! :D
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  11. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    Trials is strictly an indoor thing here in the Great White North these days!
    Ontario's Amateur Trials Assoc. (ATA) had a nice display at the big Toronto bikeshow last weekend...including the new OSSA. A real jewel!

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    An old OSSA too!

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    I bought a copy of the Duke Video 2010 World Outdoor Trials Championship review.
    Three hours of jaw dropping high level trials antics.

    Come on spring!


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  12. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Sweet looking bike!! :clap Can't wait to hear some reviews of it! Thanks for posting the pics! :deal
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  13. Sting32

    Sting32 Trials Evangelist

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    I've lost track, where is the fuel tank on the new ossa again?
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  14. laser17

    laser17 Been here awhile

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    The front down tube is actually a fuel tank as well. Plus a mud guard.
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  15. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    That new ossa is seriously cool! Any particular rational for canting the cylinder back like that and switching the exhaust/intake around?
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  16. neilking

    neilking Been here awhile

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    To have room for the downdraft fuel injection
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  17. neilking

    neilking Been here awhile

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    I washed the Red River mud/sand/clay off from the Novice/Presidents Cup this past weekend at Bulcher TX. A top notch event held every year. A perfect riding day Sat was followed by a little nasty weather on Sun.
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  18. neilking

    neilking Been here awhile

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    No, I didn't take any pictures.:snore
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  19. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    Yesterday, right after I crashed doing a bunny hop over a crevass, NMTrailboss said, "follow me, we are going to work on that!" :rofl

    I got lost and enjoyed every minute of it.


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  20. neilking

    neilking Been here awhile

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    I'm guessing that ever now and then that place looks like a raging river!
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