What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Brewtus, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. BEEF706

    BEEF706 King of the dumb dab

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    Nope, don’t mow, if I had a yard where I live it’d cost me about $200 A month in water, no thanks. I don’t have that drive Gordy was talking about either :jack
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  2. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I mow 10+ hours a week during the season. I have dreams of a rock and dirt yard.
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  3. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    Bigger mower or less lawn is your answer!
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  4. fprintf

    fprintf Been here awhile

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    I did both. Got a 1/2 acre lawn and a 48" commercial walk behind mower. It takes me 22 minutes from first pull to putting it away to mow the lawn if I am not bagging. If I'm bagging just grass it takes me twice as long. If I'm bagging leaves as well it is 3 times as long due to the size of the bagger and the walk to the compost pile.
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  5. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    You could be close to a pro level trials rider if you put that much time on your trials bike.
  6. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    One zero turn and garden tractor, both with 60" decks. One Kubota 38hp with a 72" Woods rotary mower. I need a condo.
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  7. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    The only way I could be close to a pro trials rider is, if I bought that condo next door to one.
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  8. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    I used to mow more but I have found if I ride more, it kills the grass and I don’t need to mow it. I did not need to mow my main riding area this year, just a little weed/grass killer spray in areas that don’t get ridden much.
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  9. Gordy

    Gordy SUPPORTER

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    If I had quit posting here and instead used that time to study Cantonese, I could’ve been fluent by now.

    Trials;
    I’ll try to get some riding pics today, winter is moving in tomorrow and staying for a bit.
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  10. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    I am fairly certain if I did not like motorcycles, I could have retired a while ago.
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  11. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    2021 NATC Moto Trials Nationals Schedule
    June 19-20 Pennsylvania
    June 26-27 Ohio
    July 31 August 1. ARIZONA Kingman
    Hualapai Mountain Park
    October 2-3 Oregon
    What I have seen.
    WHICH means maybe, sort of more changes forth coming. Nice for someone in PA or Ohio!
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  12. Gordy

    Gordy SUPPORTER

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    One word. Kids
  13. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    :imaposer I thought owning a dog was a lot of responsibility
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  14. mung

    mung Long timer

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    I read somewhere that raising a kid from zero to eighteen years old is like 280,000 smackaroos. Not adjusted for inflation.
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  15. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    You will of conquered this obstacle when you can wheelie to the stump drop the front tire on it, carry the front tire, tap it off the log, then carry it to the rock. Easy Peasy!
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  16. MT 007

    MT 007 Long timer

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    good looking setup but - Video please... :-)
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  17. BEEF706

    BEEF706 King of the dumb dab

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    Another great day at he church of our lady of the perpetual dabs, San Ysidro. Had fun, saw some of next weeks sections, rode some things I didn’t think I would! Helped a wounded brother, took a short dirt nap, and I am now a puddle of goo :lol3. I do love this stuff
  18. fprintf

    fprintf Been here awhile

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    I'm doing this also. I was using just throttle to lift the front end and place it on the obstacle and then another burst of throttle to jump it. But I just watched this video from Jan @ Jitsie and I've started practicing lifting the wheel with the clutch in the backyard.


    I have yet to incorporate it with obstacles in the woods, I just need to make it part of my regular riding. Today we went bushwhacking up the mountain and I had lots of logs to cross and I just used the throttle at each one. I need to start using the clutch more.
  19. Gordy

    Gordy SUPPORTER

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    Riding buddy fell into this hole shoulder first and I walked him out. Incriminating Honda red paint on the rock. Seems like he tore his rotator cuff. :cry
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    After my hike, I found my bike right where I left it.

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    Then went and checked out what the TM was getting set up for us for next Saturday.

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    We never see the bottom of these “pools” as there is always at least some water in them. Wow. Some are pretty deep!
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  20. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    None of those splits will make it to Friday.
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