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Discussion in 'Trials' started by Wingboy, Aug 19, 2017.
My kid at "The Ormstown Vintage Off Road Festival".Post pics of your kid doing their thing.
My kids are little, but hope that I can get them into trials when they are a little older.
This only lasted a couple years, but it was fun while it did...
A great idea for a thread. If I had grand children I'd hope to get them started.
Garrett, May 2000 first trials at 2 years old San Ysidro.
Garrett, May 2017 19 years old riding Master class at Gallup.
My 6 year old
This thread should have way more than six replies. There were two great kid riders at last weekends RY class in Alberta. If I were their parents I would be proud and the kids themselves should be forever thankful for parents who'd take them to a Trials school. Parents don't think twice about sending kids to a basketball camp, a dirt bike school? That's a very special parent.
I agree, more replies are needed!
My daughter is 15 and rides a trials bike, in fact she upgraded from her old Beta 80 to my 07 4RT when I got my 300RR.
My son just turned 5 months and he gets happy when we watch trials videos. I'm hoping that's a good sign he's going to love trials and motorcycling in general.
Photo's of my youngest son Quinn winning the Jim Wilson youth award in 2009 at the age of 13. Paul Oswell the president of Southern California Trials Clubs is the presenter in the second picture. This trophy was started in 1970 to award the outstanding youth rider in Southern Calif. Lots of great past riders on the name plate on the front like, Berie Schreiber, Jef Fish, Mark Eggar, Marland Whaley, and others. Quinn is going to be 22 in Nov. and will be finnishing his 3 year duty in the U.S. Army in December. Hopefully he can start riding our trials events soon.
Beta 125 at 10 Gasser 250 at 14 . Mostly play riding but dad and son race hare scrambles on Beta 300rr bikes most weekends
At Ute Cup riding the loop on my Enduro. Rigged him stirrups and his own bars that are easier to reach. He also rides my boots on the trials bike, with considerable aplomb! Will be 4 in a month. He gets it, but I'm trying not to push it, and just make it awesome. He loves his grampa, so the three of us going to trials shows great promise.
None of them are my kids. But our club runs a kids trial on Saturday mornings at some events to help get the kiddos involved.
I introduced my two boys to observed trials back in the early 2000.
The oldest thought it was cool. The youngin'...not so much.
After some yrs w/ them riding small mini dirt bikes,
my oldest got this yellow beta rev 50 when he turned 9.
We now can practice figure 8's, off cambers, do some log jumps, but that really got nowhere a yr later.
Then, we got involved w/ the Austin trials club, did a couple of 2 day classes...
@ Emma Long m/c park. Now, we're cooking....so we started doing competitions...
And in the blink of an eye, he grew up, graduated h/s, moved out, living on his own.
Riding got replaced w/ college life and other interests,
but somehow, he still manages to find time to load the trailer and go hop some rocks...
...to keep his skills in check.
Ex-boy scout, loves to camp and explore Colorado;
knows 100 different ways to tie a knot too.
So Im not surprised that his MAIN riding interest is still rooted in the high rocky mountains.
Got my mom and my girlfriend to bring the kiddo to the fun trial at Bolton valley a few weeks ago. Theo was in a awe and watching people the whole time. I’m hoping having him come to events etc at 6 months old will give him the bug super early.
My 3yr old grandson I'm not worried about learning skill but I hope he will have the right temperament for trials
My kids are teenagers now, but started in trials as kids on a ty80 trials bike, and a few others notably a honda st 70 and a chinese kawasati py90 which although not trials bikes gave them bike control and proved good toys for them to play with.
Surprise for me was not their love of trials bikes but the fact Bicycle trials bikes played such a big part in their interest, when i was a kid i could not wait to get on motorbikes off peddle bikes, where as my kids took a lot of interest in the bikes too.
Mostly 20 inch bicycles but youngest lad has a 26 inch onza he plays with exercises the dogs on this much of the time.
We ended up with probably 10 20 inch bikes various makes.
To be fair they hooked me too and i pieced together a 20 inch onza t pro which had a few detail changes bars wheels which i actually enjoy playing on its remarkably relaxing if i am honest dont knock it till you try it i say.
The mechanical learning from trials bikes both pedal and motor is a biggie i feel keeps my kids off the tv and computer gaming , they hunt shoot and trials with horse riding and fishing thrown in for off seasons.
Working on projects is positive i think, its time i value so much, kids are not kids forever and these times are so so valuable to you we all only come this way the once dont waste any of it is how i see it.
I hope they stick at trials long term i think they will, but only time will tell that.
Have 3 grandkids in the pipeline. First up - 3 year-old grand daughter who loves to sit on my Husky and Yammy, and always says she wants to go on the motorcycle. Just ordered her an OSET 12.5 Racing and all the riding gear for Christmas. Next up, my 1-1/2 year old grand son (her brother). Loves anything with wheels. Getting him on a Strider as he learns to walk and run. The 12.5 will eventually be his, and my grand daughter, if still interested will move up to a 16.0. Then, their mother and dad (my daughter and son-in-law) have a 3rd due in February. So a 20.0, 16.0 and 12.5 . . . My son gets married on December 30. He and I ride together regularly although he's 1100 miles away. More grandkids likely. Life's good!
Off to buy stock in Oset.