What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

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

  1. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    Nice! Thats the bike (style/age) i'm looking for and the $ I want to pay.I keep a lookin,but I ain't a see'in:lol3
  2. DerViking

    DerViking Shred

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    We are having a bit of a melt out, plus something like an inch of rain on top of frozen ground. In a word. Goose Poo.
    Rode a bit at TheGraydog's pits.
    The Duck Pond:
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    And the big pit:
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    I tried to cut across the edge of the pit, and the entire face sluffed off. Water was probably about 18" deep, with 5" of mud below that, we didn't even try. Graydog had to drag me and my bike out, after the requisite picture. Powerful little bugger.
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    We worked this log quite awhile. The big logs were mostly too terrifying. :eek1
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    Good practice for holding pressure.
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    Followed by half an hour of washing bikes and people. :puke1
  3. mtber

    mtber Learnin'

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    The Graydog holding pressure! Looks like cold wet times. Kinda Northwestern in flavor. Not using your NEW boots I hope....
  4. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    Yep, this was your kind of glop. To get any lift for the little log, we had to start the wheelie from ten feet back where there was any traction. Holding pressure was an artifact of riding in on the back wheel. I actually cleaned the whole move up the bank a couple times, after figuring out that little moves don't work in six inches of mud.

    New boots are still in the box, although I wore them around the house one afternoon, feeling like OJ in my Italian footwear...
  5. lineaway

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    You can use the rear brake to wheelie anytime! You just have to think it through!:D
  6. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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  7. DerViking

    DerViking Shred

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    Care to elaborate?

    Do you mean loading the engine against the brake and releasing it for a real pop? I was able to get some lift, mostly through really cranking into the rear wheel with an exaggerated deep knee bend.
  8. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    First "successful" a-frame


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  9. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    I'll have to make it up there this summer when it is too hot in the valley.
  10. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Yes, more or less. Just like balancing on flat ground and using the brake to pull the front end up from a stop. Now get in that mud in third or fourth gear and give one of those logs a go! (Make sure the camera is ready!) No really if you are good with the clutch it should just pull you over no problem!
  11. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    I haven't practiced enough in higher gears. Oh, awright coach -- as muddy as we got, I bet we can get a lot muddier....:puke1 :eek1




    Stagehand: nice playground! Circles on ice -- circles in a little gutter -- circles on a slope -- circles with a little tree....
    Rotorhead: a little lower, no challenge. A little steeper, can't ride it! That's actually a fairly challenging obstacle.
    Bronco: you're on the A-list....
  12. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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  13. toro618

    toro618 Been here awhile

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    AH..HAAA....so this is how you're preparing for the SB Rally.
  14. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Heh- Not the most similar sort of thing, is it? but fun, regardless :D
  15. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    Nice SH!!
    That is terrible that you have to go all the way down your driveway to get to the riding. :thumb
  16. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    Holy heck. You're ready for the Ute Cup, San Isabel edition.

    BTW, thanks for your large share of the Dakar commentary this year.
  17. toro618

    toro618 Been here awhile

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    Yeah...definately fun.
  18. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    I know, its a crying shame! haha! You'd think I would be much better for having that right outside, though..

    DAkar commentary- well, most of it was just smileys and thumbs up but I've got the rally hook in me pretty bad :D

    Love the pallet a-frame. Up till recently, that looked like an un-doable obstacle. Now feeling a little like making one, though :THumb
  19. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    "Yes, more or less. Just like balancing on flat ground and using the brake to pull the front end up from a stop"

    This is counterintuitive -- I never discovered, and haven't heard it until now. Works so easily that I can use it! I found ways to blow the timing, but as soon as I tried it I understood it.

    What else you got, lineaway? :ear
  20. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I stood on my trials bike today. It was 12F out with 6" of fresh snow, but that didn't keep me from riding.:D

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