A CADS member goes to trial...

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Huzband, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. woodsatyr

    woodsatyr Kitty Boy

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    Yikes!!

    I've only broke a handlebar when my KLR fall off the back of my truck once.
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  2. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    It was a tough day. Had what was called a "spectacular & scary crash". Kind of beat up & a little bloody, but otherwise okay. Went over the bars on a rocky downhill. Wound up on my back with the bike upside down on top of me, a good eight feet down from the line. Finished fourth in class, which by coincidence had four riders. :lol3 But I improved as the day went on, and I had fun. I can't wait for the next one.
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  3. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    FTA Trial #3 today. Much better than last time out. Way fewer 5's and best of all, no crashes. Oh, and I got 2nd in class. Never mind how. :D

    Next up Dec 30th in Naples.
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  4. beefcake morris

    beefcake morris Long timer

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  5. Milkweed

    Milkweed It's not me, it’s the bike.

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    Yes, congratulation. You have till next Wednesday evening to get your best story together on the “how”. :hmmmmm
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  6. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Just landed in Ft. Myers for tomorrow's trial at Lazy Springs. It's 82 freaking degrees and humidity is about the same. With no shade about this one's gonna be brutal. :knary
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  7. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Today was the triple nickel. FTA Trial #5 at Hard Rock, 5 in class, got 5th. Couple of good things though. My score was 11 points better than last time out, & I conquered my nemesis section of the day. There's always one. A hard-fought 3 on loop 1, an unceremonious off on loop 2, then a clean on loop 3. Had some good coaching from another in the group as well. So things are looking up.

    Trial #6 at Hard Rock again on Feb. 10th.
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  8. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    When you get a chance, ride at Croom with Doc (& his son Docky) Jenkins. Both of them ride the Expert lines.

    Always enjoyed the coaching from Doc. Made me attempt (albeit at times unsuccessfully) certain lines I would have otherwise not attempted. :evil

    He was the d00d that got me into the trials scene. Great d00d to learn skillz from. :deal

    Another trials guy, Chuck, is a great teacher. :clap

    Jack Hutson and Tim Cone are also good peeps to get tips from.
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  9. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Chuck coached me up a ledge that I got stuck on at Trial #3. Got a 3 instead of a 5.

    You're right though. I need to get down there for some practice days, something I have yet to do. And it shows. :shog
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  10. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    FTA Trial #6 at Hard Rock this Sunday. This is the next to last points paying round, but I'm pretty sure I can lock up last in class for the season anyway. :lol3 Come for the laughs, stay for the bandages.
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  11. tomarsyd

    tomarsyd Been here awhile

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    Good luck!
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  12. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    My usual finish today, but still getting better. Score was 11 points better than last month, & if you remember last month was 11 better than the previous. Plus I had one section clean all day & another clean 2 out of 3 with a 1 on the last ride, and a smattering of cleans elsewhere. The rains came during loop 2 and made a noticeable difference in conditions. Everyone was collecting points then. All in all a good day.

    MARCH 9-10 is Fun in the Sun at Hard Rock, a 2-day STRA event hosted by FTA.
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  13. KTee

    KTee Been here awhile

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    You did fantastic! Great to see you today!
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  14. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    That's very generous of you. Thanks.
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  15. Milkweed

    Milkweed It's not me, it’s the bike.

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    Saw you in action. For sure, you are the best CADS Trials rider!
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  16. roadking99

    roadking99 semper fi aka The Big Rooster

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    An I have ridden with him!!!!!!
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  17. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    This weekend is Fun in the Sun at Hard Rock. This is a 2 day event & STRA's opening rounds for their season, so we'll have a lot of riders we don't usually see. Start times are 11 on Sat & 9 on Sunday. Trial has a 4 hour time limit so they'll be done riding by 3 & 1 respectively. Five of the 8 sections are either close to or a comfortable walk from the parking area, so it's pretty spectator friendly. Although two sections are up over Jeep Mountain adjacent to parking, so you may be a bit :knary after that climb.

    The weather is shaping up to be perfect so come out & see some of the Southeasts best riders, or bring a bike & give it a go. There are classes for everyone.
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  18. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

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    Have fun...I am out for this weekend. I got my middle finger caught between a Pile driver & Ground rod at work today....Got some fancy new Glue / Foam deal holding my finger together...no bending.
    It'll be fun weekend of riding...Have Fun!
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  19. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    D00d, sounds painful.
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  20. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader Supporter

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    Was it your right hand? #thoughtsandprayers :rofl
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