ama vintage days trial

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  1. emti

    emti Been here awhile

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    Was anyone able to ride the trial at this years AMA vintage days? If so how was it? I was unable to because life got in the way. Thanks, emti.
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  2. Gordo83

    Gordo83 Been here awhile

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    I am also interested. I rode it when it was AHRMA and there were 24 riders in my class alone. I rode it the first year the AMA took over, and I don't think there were 24 riders in the entire Trials. I have heard that it's a lot better now, and hope to go next year.
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  3. RXMX

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    I rode it, but it was my first mid-ohio, so I don't have past perspective. Run by / laid out by TI folks (Trials Inc) and they did a great job with the sections. Over 100 riders I think, and lot's of spectators watching the near sections, so good exposure for trials. Better terrain for sections than I would have guessed. Lots of talent riding the A line, I rode the B line and had a good time :)
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  4. emti

    emti Been here awhile

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    Were there many young/youth riders? Did the AMA open up some classes for them?
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  5. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    They did have a youth class or two. I saw three TY 80s and an Oset 12.0; could've been more.

    The course was a lot dryer than last year.

    The biggest problem is that there were 110 riders, up by 50 over the previous year. The 11 sections were laid out in clumps of 3 or 4, with exit gates in those clumps much too close to entrance gates of the next section, which led to logjams of bikes. TI pushed the end time forward by 2 hours over the planned end time of 1:30. Even with being allowed to start on any section, it took over 2 hours on Loop 1. I had to be at work the following morning 4 states away and had to leave after one loop.

    It was still a fantastic VMD, though. Rider numbers were up dramatically over last year in all of the off-road disciplines. I don't follow the road racing, so not sure if their numbers were also up. After a hot/humid Thursday, Friday and Saturday were in the '70's and breezy. It was a bit warmer on Sunday. Two extra bikes we have no room for followed the hubs back home. :becca
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  6. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Oh, and Pat and Hannah were riding too.
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  7. UstaKood

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    It was a fun weekend . I hadn't been there since 2008 where I can say I took the claim or blame of being the last TM after the AMA / AHRMA falling out before Trials Inc . took over . Unfortunately didn't come to ride , but was great seeing some old ( grey haired ) faces .

    I'm a bit on the fence for inclusion of moderns in the event though , but hey the more the merrier ... and yeah I could see that sections could have been spread out a bit but still , Kudos for T.I. for their hard work .

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    It's unfortunate that the bikes weren't identified with the results so as to give some clarity to the classes as the " Old Iron " is the showcase of the event .

    Sorry for the curmudgeon sounding post , The reality being I was pissed off at myself for not having my sorry old ass out there with my trusty old Cub .
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  8. UstaKood

    UstaKood Been here awhile

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    7A75226C-1A27-42BC-B828-0373405080F6.jpeg Vintage open expert .
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  9. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I guess that TL ain't so heavy after all...cool bike.
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  10. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Graham is poetry in motion on that Ariel.
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  11. Nodabs

    Nodabs Been here awhile

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    Graham is perhaps the best vintage trials rider in the country.
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