R.M.T.A. - Rocky Mountain Trials Association

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Brake, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. 10K

    10K Trail Runner

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    What did you buy?
  2. Moto Beak

    Moto Beak Professional Amateur

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    Nothing too exciting. Not brand new, just new to me, '05 GasGas Pro. Not worthy of a snow storm but maybe a little rain.
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  3. Hypermofo

    Hypermofo Been here awhile

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    Hi Fine Folks, my son and I are considering giving trials a go and would like to get some legit training on proper technique. It took many years but I finally learned it is better to start something new with real training/coaching to build a good foundation rather than just having at it. I've done a bit of searching and haven't found anything in the Rocky Mountain area. We're Denver based so something within a few hours of the front range is ideal but would be willing to go further.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks!

    Rodney
  4. 10K

    10K Trail Runner

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  5. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    How old is your son and how much riding experience?
  6. Hypermofo

    Hypermofo Been here awhile

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    Thanks! This is along the lines of what I'm looking for. I wonder why I didn't come across it when I was searching the interweb??? Do you have experience with this school?
  7. Hypermofo

    Hypermofo Been here awhile

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    12, solid rider, good mental judgement, understands bike dynamics, good trail bike skills but not super aggressive, does not ride mx. Started on a Crf 50 around 6 or 8 and worked up to a ttr125 that he's on now. However this is our first riding season in CO and the steeper, rockier, sandier terrain has reintroduced a learning curve compared to east coast riding that he grew up with.
  8. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Perfect age to start learning trials skills. Hopefully he can make it out to the Youth Nationals http://www.itsoffroad.com/Western_Nationals.html. It would be a great motivator for him with all the other kids. I`ll be there as we will be killing time for the national that weekend. The group of tall teenagers will be us!
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  9. Brake

    Brake "Tractor right up it"

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    :dunno
  10. Hypermofo

    Hypermofo Been here awhile

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    Thanks Lineaway, I will look into making it... It would be great for him to see/meet other kids and if we do make it I will look for you!

    In the mean time I'm looking into a training session at "its off-road"!
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  11. Moto Beak

    Moto Beak Professional Amateur

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    It was a fun day getting back into trials at Stock Ranch today. I dropped down to Intermediate to play it safe and I'm glad I did. Rough day, but fun.
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  12. Brake

    Brake "Tractor right up it"

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    Still took 1st after a three year lay-off:thumb. Intermediate seemed like a good challenging day.

    This guy was riding the amateur line, and doing quite well, so he took a stab at the intermediate line after he was finished up................Awesome tree park job!!:ricky
    [​IMG]
  13. Moto Beak

    Moto Beak Professional Amateur

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    Now that's some style right there. Next round I'll play on the advanced line with you guys and see if I can provide similar entertainment. :muutt
  14. grizCP

    grizCP RMTA

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    Tentative Event Schedule for 2017 (assuming we didn't miss anything at the meeting).

    March 5 - Warm Up @ Stock Ranch

    March 18-19 - Turkey Rock

    April 30 - Stock Ranch

    May 21 - Nonami Ranch

    June 11 - Tucker Ranch

    July 15-16 Hartman Rocks (Gunnison)

    August 19-20 - Ute Cup - LaGarita (sp?)

    September 10 - Pilot Peak North

    September 24 - Booger Red

    October 8 - Thorpe Gulch

    October 22 - Club Event/Non-points @ Turkey Rock
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  15. Hatch

    Hatch Perpetually lost

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    aw man, hartman rocks? I love that place!
  16. grizCP

    grizCP RMTA

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    Here's a flyer for the 2017 schedule in case you want to print one out and hang it on your work bulletin board to remind yourself what days you need to call in sick this year. :evil

    Color version / Black & white version

    Still working on getting the RMTA website updated, so if you visit the schedule tab won't be accurate yet.
  17. grizCP

    grizCP RMTA

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  18. grizCP

    grizCP RMTA

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    FYI - the April 30th event changing to April23rd - still @ Stock - John Sinks TM. I updated the flyer - new link: HERE
  19. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Way to go. Mountain West tried to stay out of your schedule. April 22 and 23 Turkey Rock for a better event! Go MWVTA.
  20. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    P S thats two in a row! :jack