I have an idea that needs 'splaining. Trials bikes are 'thumpers' too, but by thumper I mean non-trials bikes, single cylinder, 2 or four stroke, street legal or not. As a long time trials rider (36 years) involved in competition and training and event setting, AND as a returnee to my fast bike roots with the purchase of a 2019 Beta 390 RR-S this year, I'm wondering.... How much interest would there be in: - Trials techniques courses, not on trials bikes but on your Enduro, Motocross, dualsport bikes? - Trials competition in a new sport for non-trials bikes, with sections set up much more open and easy than the typical trials event. The sections would be much longer, but scored the same: Lower scores are better. Points in a section are: 1 footing = 1 point 2 footings = 2 points 3 footings = 3 points and thereafter you can paddle all you want, it's still 3 points. Failure to complete, stalling with foot down, crashing, out of bounds, missing a skill level gate, all are considered a failure for 5 points. I discussed offering trials training for dualsporters about 7 years ago. Despite significant interest I decided against it. I worried about liability doing the courses on my ranch. I instead did trials training courses several years, trials bikes only, with no problems. But trials riders are few so I think I ignored a much bigger possibility. Our regional club had a 'knobby class' for non trials but it died. Knobby was on the easiest trials line, but that was still too hard for non trials riders on the bigger bikes. Who wants to come back to an event to be shown up again for the skills they lack? It's just GOT to be about fun. Some challenge is OK, but not too much. I'm thinking some training followed by a fun event where the sections are only for the bigger, heavier, faster bikes. Each section is far more roomy and longer, and there are fewer sections. Say 4 sections on a loop trail ridden 3 loops, for 12 sections. Everyone stops to walk and talk about each section and all watch. Very social! Eventually maybe at most three 'lines' in the sections. Blue (high), Yellow (medium), and Pink (diliniated by 'gates'). Any number of classes can be assigned to a line. Sorry, some of this terminology will be strange. Trust me when I say you can understand it all with one event experience. The whole event would be designed for fun with just enough challenge to make it very interesting, with the lowest line being like riding a trail. The riders would leave hopefully having had a ton of fun while toting away skills to ride more competently and safely in all their other venues. Your interest? Thoughts?