What did you do with your Trials Bike today?

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

  1. fprintf

    fprintf Been here awhile

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    I decided to ride my bike in the woods, just a lazy ride on the trails now that we've had a little rain so I just unloaded my bike from the hitch rack and went riding. All was pretty good until I went into my little river section and found I couldn't get out. It has been dried up all summer so initially I didn't connect things and just blamed it on my lack of experience, that the hillside was now a little muddy instead of dirt and my tire is really worn. I had to push the bike up the hillside because I just couldn't ride it out.

    I always put extra pressure in the tires when transporting it on the hitch carrier and didn't feel like taking the air out. I just wanted to ride. Well it turns out 10 psi in the rear tire (and 12 in the front) isn't helpful for much of what we do. I'm going to try again today with the lowered pressures.

    edit: Ok, so a little less wet today but I made it up the hillside with no issues at all. I'll try again when it is really wet to make sure but the tire pressures definitely seemed to make all the difference. Duh, it should!
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  2. Takataka

    Takataka Been here awhile

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    Makes it easier to push though :lol3
  3. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    I rode at the Tryals Shop this afternoon between rain showers. After a spring and summer of near drought conditions, it's finally raining in earnest. I've been super spoiled by the dry conditions, but time for a reality check. The old smooth logs were like ice, and demanded good timing and technique, especially the one you have to skid plate from a tight turn with a bike and half length. New York is back to normal.... on one level any way!:photog
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  4. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Two Wednesday rides in a row... I am on top of the world... hope I can make next week Wednesday... (not optimistic it will happen yet)
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  5. alpineboard

    alpineboard Been here awhile

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    Took some foliage pictures, This rock was one of the best accomplishments for the season. Rode up that groove/channel. 1021201721-00.jpg
  6. alpineboard

    alpineboard Been here awhile

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    Here is the lower 1021201720-00 - Copy.jpg left side of same rock. The plan is to use a length of a dead beech that is nearby, for both up and down.
  7. riabma77

    riabma77 Been here awhile

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    I didn't do very much with my bike, since I haven't be able to ride in 2 weeks, so I guess I got bored and spent some money... :lol3

    A few weeks ago I got a new Beta 80 Jr for my son (his first gas bike) and Today was my turn, ordering a 2021 Evo 250. we're super excited, and I cannot wait to try it, even if I will keep using my GasGas 125. I just need this damn elbow to get better!

    My wife just doesn't understand why 2 guys that are starting in Trials, need 4 bikes in the garage... :rofl
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  8. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Tell her because you just haven't got up to 6 bikes yet!
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  9. sceep

    sceep Bus boy

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    Stop letting her in the garage!
  10. BEEF706

    BEEF706 King of the dumb dab

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    As long as there’s room, keep going. :bow Congratulations.
    I made myself sweat a bit in the privacy of my own home :1drink
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  11. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Railroad ties are the ticket to non moving obstacles. :photog
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  12. BEEF706

    BEEF706 King of the dumb dab

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    Yup but the stumps were free :lol3
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  13. ZippyGasGas

    ZippyGasGas Long timer

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    I did as well,.............. unfortunately all I did was climb the stairs... :knary
  14. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Do you guys own lawn mowers out there?
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  15. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    ACTUALLY, yes but not used much. I had my yard mowed about August 11th and not a single weed has grown back. We usually get 2 inches of rain in August and I think we got less than a quarter inch. Its been a terrible dry year
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  16. riabma77

    riabma77 Been here awhile

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    If anytime you're around here, you can get a yard load of stumps and logs, besides we can have some fun in my practice area.
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    Gordy SUPPORTER

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    :y0!

    This requires a couple of things:
    1. You have to live where there is actually water. NM is diverse with mountains, forests, deserts and the Rio Grande area that cuts through all of this. We live close to the river and the aquifer is 8-12’ down depending on conditions, so I pump water when there is no rain and mow. We will be moving into leaf season soon and I’ll mow them too.

    2. Effort. Lots and lots of effort. Lots of folks have #1 but don’t have the drive or desire to have a nice property. I can understand that too.
  18. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    On our side of the mountain, everyday you see private vehicles hauling water for basic needs. Hundreds of dry wells in the last decade. Not too many green lawns around here! Garrett is buying his first home this next Thursday. He ended up in a town with City water, otherwise he would have bought a place with some acreage.
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    DyrWolf Long timer Supporter

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