Trials school with world-champ minder Jim Lampkin

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  1. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    Lampkin Trials School

    Unlike last year, this being my 2nd season riding trials I made every event … until last weekend. Prolly screwed up any kind of standing I might have had, but for a good cause … went up north to attend a trails school taught by Jim Lampkin (multi-time British National Champ, top-10 Scottish 6-day finisher, top-10 Scott Trial Finisher, AND coach/minder for multi-time world champ Dougie Lampkin.

    The guy knows his stuff.

    For the most part, the drills weren’t dangerous – the point wasn’t to ride to the brink of crashing – rather take a section you could normally clean, but clean it correctly. Master the fundamentals so you can progress further than you could otherwise.

    That said, not all of the sections were easy to clean.

    Some of the hillclimbs were a little tough, but people were there to help catch:


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    For those that might say, ”that doesn’t look to bad – you know the camera flattens stuff out of course … BUT again, it ain’t the climb, rock, tree, or box … it’s the turn before it that’ll get you. Take a hill that you can blast up – add a couple turns & you’ve got something else entirely. You can make out part of the section in the photo above - looks at the darker streak of dirt - the riders go up & do a 180 left turn around the fallen rider, back down, then another 180 right around the guy in the foreground of the photo, back up, then through a few more turns near the top.


    In the pic below ...

    If you look closely, you’ll notice a red flag to the right of the rider, & a blue flag on the left. You’ve got to get up the (long) hill, hop the root, & in between those 2 flags, then … note the blue flag on the rider’s left … go a little further & you’ll see another red flag a couple feet further to the left. You’ve got to make that full-lock hairpin turn, on the side of the hill, to go back inbetween the two flags, straight down for a few feet, then another hairpin turn around the red flag further down the hill, another turn & straight back up.

    Then you’ve got a few more splits to deal with further up the hill…


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    Another view of someone making that same turn:



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    We also learned a couple techniques for going over logs.


    “Touch front, touch back”


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    “Sump out”



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    This guy wasn’t able to clean any of the sections.


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    Local pro was out … um, trail riding.



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    From where he is, to where the guy is standing.


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    Few more to come…
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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Looks like :loco fun!

    :lurk
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  3. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

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  4. G.Kennedy

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    Looks like it was a great time. I ended up having to work, so I missed the event in Lucerne too.

    I am thinking of going up this weekend to practice and making the last event ... the 19th I think.

    G
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  6. ErrinV

    ErrinV D Boon!

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    Great pics as always Inte.
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  7. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Way cool! Lucky you.
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  8. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    Great pics, I just picked up an old Trials Bike, don't plan on any competition, but it sure is a blast to play on.
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  9. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    Nice pics...think I'll add this one to my "favorite trials riding pics" thread:deal
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  10. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    As of today, looks like I'll be able to make it to the next event - hope to see you there!
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  11. Singletrack Mind

    Singletrack Mind DNS DNF DNR

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    You guys know if Lampkin is bringing his school out east?
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  12. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    Don't know - drop him a line: http://jimlampkin.com/

    Mention "Jon" from the Frank Raines school directed you to the site.
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  13. Singletrack Mind

    Singletrack Mind DNS DNF DNR

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    Cool, thanks Inte or maybe "Jon".
    Are you going to the Tennessee world round?
    Maybe see you there.


    Great pics! :clap

    Keep em comin'!


    Ride slow, take chances
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  14. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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  15. rjf

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    :thumb :thumb Awsome pics and write up inte !
    But I think you need to get a new monitor for your computer. 'cause those hills:uhoh look plenty steep to me !
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  16. Flyingavanti

    Flyingavanti With the Redhead on Back!

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    Hello guys... Wish I could have said Hello out in Perris 2 months ago......

    But missed you. I took our grandson and he loved it. Did run into Senslug.....

    Got to get one of those bikes when we return home......
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  17. dustjunkie

    dustjunkie Got Stick Meat?

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    Errin, thanks for postin' those! was a great class, and I would highly recomend, but ifn youz gunna do the whole day class, do it in November... Damn it was hot out there...

    Jake
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  18. Uzay

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    spectacular riding, great bike controlling, beautiful pix, thanks for sharing dudes:clap
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  19. ErrinV

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    Uhhh...I wasn't at this class Jake.:eek1 I think this one was more our speed.:lol3
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  20. dustjunkie

    dustjunkie Got Stick Meat?

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    oops, posted to the wrong thread... But then, you knew that didn't you...

    Jake
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