The Great Week 3 Backyard Trials Challenge

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by oldbeer, Apr 4, 2020.

  1. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    We are heading towards Week 3 of the lockdown and all of us are itching to ride our bikes as @EVLED has shown. But we are not allowed out. What to do? Inspired by Evled and the little kid riding his electric bike around his UK garden, I thought I’d have a go at riding round my place, good for slow speed skills and all that. My place is tiny (500sqm) so I had to cheat by riding out onto the berm to turn round.

    The result is generally pretty crap (as you can see it takes me three goes to get under the washing line without putting my feet down…) and I have to say that quite a few shrubs were harmed in the process of filming so if you are botanically squeamish then don’t look. I am sure the luminaries on here can do better. So there’s the challenge – show us what you have got!! Build yourself a track or just ride around your garden.

    Points will be awarded (by consensus) for:

    1. style, derring-do and general craziness (extra points for riding actually inside your house)

    2. the bike capacity(cc)/section area(sqm) quotient. I’m riding my DRZ so my number is 400/500 = 0.8. If you have half an acre and ride a 200, your number would be 20/2000 = 0.1. Higher is better, cos its harder!!.

    3. Anyone riding an MTB is immediately disqualified:D.

    We can make up more rules as we go along (works for the Gumment…)so that everything is fair and above board.

    Any takers????

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  2. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    How many points off for a foot down.
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  3. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Dunno...all i know is i put my foot down a lot. But at least this time i didn't fall off.
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  4. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    I ain't getting the Tiger around our place without being able to do a 180 pivot turn....like that's gonna happen :fpalm I might manage it on my mountain bike :evil
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  5. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    I live on a hill, steps and decks etc. Can't see it ending well.
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  6. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Damn, I'll need to wait another week to have another crack at it...work tomorrow an' all.
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  7. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    I tried with the vstrom but i couldn't even walk it round the turns - not enough lock.
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  8. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Gonna get a lot of extra points but!!!
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  9. Oaters

    Oaters Old - not bold - moto riding addict

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    Old Beer - I salute you - your energy and enthusiasm is palpable - me, few excuses really - gates keeping a dog in, the wife's precious shrub plantings that would act as natural obstacles to my doing a 'loop' even on my DR - had I kept my 'Postie" CT110; might have been game. Assume Mrs Old Beer is the patient camera operator - cheers Oaters
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  10. timg

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    Extra points for doing it on slicks? :D
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  11. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    For sure!! At least 2 extra points...didn't think you were going to make it past the second wood stack :)

    What were you riding??
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  12. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Just seen your other post...400 Duc. Excellent effort. Can you do it feet up on the T7??,
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  13. timg

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    Nup, the T7 is wider then the wee Duc. It don’t fit thru past the wood heap lol :D
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  14. enduro0627

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    Done and dusted, but never want to do it again...

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  15. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    ^^ Nice. I think you get bonus points for lifting the bar in production quality.
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  16. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Haha yes deliberately not a very high bar. I didnt want you fullas to give up before you started.

    Riding across your deck was epic @enduro0627 15 extra points for that and 5 more for general steepness of section.
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  17. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Cleaned a couple of laps but one dab trying a different line. Not too challenging though, 625cc 800sqm. New shed (the plywood platform) has walls on now so that line is out in future. For the best given the dents the frame rails left in the edge as I dropped off :lol3 New garden path seemed to take the weight ok. Been ages since I embedded a vid, hopefully it works



    Cheers
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  18. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Excellent!! Winner so far i think with style points least dabbing.
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  19. enduro0627

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    Love it. Envy of all of you who is blessed with a large(ish) and flat property.

    Please fight against Vertical Video Syndrome (VVS) just as you fight against Covid19.
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  20. Oaters

    Oaters Old - not bold - moto riding addict

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    Bravo Clint - tumeke mahi
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