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Trials
05-02-2011, 09:50 AM
http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/LeftSide.jpg

Diane_N
05-02-2011, 06:47 PM
Love to watch 'em, a bit too old and chubby to do 'em. Welcome to BBO.

SoCal LabRat
05-02-2011, 06:49 PM
Love to watch 'em, a bit too old and chubby to do 'em. Welcome to BBO.

+1 to that! Let's see some more of the fun you have out there. Show us why we should be out there.

KZ-Rob
05-02-2011, 07:12 PM
I wish I had 1/10 the skill to do it.

Trials
05-02-2011, 07:59 PM
As for the chub part, Trials is a full body exercise!
me:http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/MotorcycleTrials/grandVet51.jpg
& here's a riding partner going clean on the same rock, he's 58 y.o
http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/MotorcycleTrials/DaveButler.jpg notice the one and one finger,
that's how it should be done, Not like the training course guys teach you!

Want to learn to ride so well the motorcycle test is just a joke, here is my best friend 2 years before he took his motorcycle training course: ...former skateboarder
http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/MotorcycleTrials/n_a.jpg

same rock from a different angle just so you can see how big that rock really is:
http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/MotorcycleTrials/n_a-1.jpg

Another one of me:
http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/MotorcycleTrials/EOTAgrandVet5.jpg

The cool thing about hosting Trials events is you get to mark out sections for the expert riders to attempt, here's one that has a 15 foot run at a 12 foot, undercut rock face. ...think a motorcycle could ride up that?
http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/MotorcycleTrials/JonathanRock.jpg

...the key is 3rd gear from a dead stop, rev it up and drop the clutch :notworthy
http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/MotorcycleTrials/JonoRock2.jpghttp://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/MotorcycleTrials/JonoRock3.jpg
It takes big stones to ride big rocks like that one, first guy to make it has the rock named after him

Time to take my dog Diesel for a run:
http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/MotorcycleTrials/DieselReady.jpg

I'll see if I can find some pictures of some really rotund riders for you later ;)
They do exist and have a real traction advantage
:thumbsup: ...did I convince you yet ?

KZ-Rob
05-02-2011, 08:32 PM
Truly awesome :salute:

MsPotatoPotatoHead
05-02-2011, 08:35 PM
I love watching, too, but I've never been tempted to try it. Years of falling off of horses were enough self-abuse for me. ;)

Kudos to you for what you're doing - those are some great photos!

terraunbound
05-02-2011, 09:04 PM
wow! wow! wow! I'd like to see some videos of that - impressive control and strength

Trials
05-02-2011, 09:07 PM
I gave up riding horses long ago, they kept throwing me off and I really couldn't blame em.

Too dangerous anyway, no handlebars, no brakes and the damn foot pegs aren't very well attached

Diane_N
05-03-2011, 12:14 AM
I gave up riding horses long ago, they kept throwing me off and I really couldn't blame em.

Too dangerous anyway, no handlebars, no brakes and the damn foot pegs aren't very well attached

:lol: :crackup:

Impressive, to be sure! I'm your age, but significantly less lanky... Also, have not seen many ladies in the sport (though I'm sure there are some). I'd love to see some video, too.

Trials
05-03-2011, 07:37 AM
Ladies first
http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/MotorcycleTrials/AmeySzoke2.jpg

and pre-teens
http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/MotorcycleTrials/youthTrial1.jpg

most of these pics were taken at a CMA National event my wife and I hosted last year, we have some small videos and if I can figure out how to post them I will. Next event is Ioco B.C. May 14 and 15 (near Port Moody) if anyone is looking to do a road run in the Vancouver area, starts around 9:00, this is your big chance to see it live. Entry fee to ride but free to spectate, you might need to sign a waiver because you will be standing within a few feet of the action. Introduce yourself to #51 if you attend.

madjak30
05-03-2011, 10:59 AM
I am not showing this to my daughter...then she will start with the "can I, can I, can I...", not that she isn't already about a scooter for her 14th birthday (teens can ride them here in Alberta...learners license at 14 here...too young IMO)...but this she would want now...and I would have to join her, can't have my 12yo better at riding than I am...:nono2:

Looks like an absolute blast...that can be next years "can I, can I, can I..." :thumbsup:

Later.

crankshaft
05-03-2011, 11:52 AM
very cool. Looking forward to seeing the vids

expatbrit
05-03-2011, 11:56 AM
Amazing stuff. I want to learn to ride dirt in general! Thanks for sharing the photos and making me appropriately jealous.

Wanderlust
05-03-2011, 01:20 PM
I guess we found the next item on our "learn to do" list :-)

CaptGoodvibes
05-03-2011, 01:24 PM
I try to avoid the courthouse

asp125
05-03-2011, 01:29 PM
I try to avoid the courthouse

No dude I think you should totally ride that FZ1 up over the steps of the capitol building. ;)

terraunbound
05-12-2011, 09:14 PM
And was I just imagining what it would be like to ride my bike down the stairs into the lower parking deck at 29th street mall ... you are a bad/good influence!

Trials
11-29-2011, 11:36 AM
Too cool not to share, check out how high up a tree Toni Bou can climb :thumbsup:
http://vimeo.com/16968837

OBX-RIDER
11-29-2011, 11:49 AM
Trials riders just serve to remind us mere mortals how sucky we are on two wheels....:)

asp125
11-29-2011, 01:43 PM
That 9yo is amazing!

Trials
11-29-2011, 02:45 PM
Trust me on this: anybody that can ride a motorcycle can learn to ride Trials. Riding in amateur motorcycle competitions Does improve your riding skills. Trials takes less space then landing a plane, cost about a dollar a day for fuel, gives you full body exercise and is totally addictive ... I added that last part because I don't want you thinking I'm obsessed.

Damn, now I want to see how high I can ride up a tree

NORTY
12-06-2011, 01:00 PM
We have Observed trials every year in Big Bear Cal. First time I saw trials I was about 10. I still just walk away saying "How the F*** do they do that?" I couldn't even hike some of those sections! Dang, just dang.

Yes, I have ridden an OSSA Plonker 250 up the stairs at my local high school football bleachers. (Back in about 1975 or so.) I guess I've lived here a longtime!

madjak30
12-07-2011, 12:08 PM
@ Trials...you heading out west again this summer? If so, it would give me a good reason for a nice weekend ride...and it would be nice to put a face to a name (online name anyway :thumbsup: )

I'm thinking of repairing my bike...selling and getting a more adventure type, and have enough left over for a project bike...not sure what type yet...

Or I might just ride it for one more season, then sell & change styles...but I like the idea of trials riding...even just some off road riding skills would be useful...working on fitness level over the winter, if for no other reason than to gain flexibility (health benefits obviously)...then maybe I'll be more comfortable on more bikes...

My accident this season drove home my need for more practice/training...not that I thought I had it all figured out, but I was getting a little ahead of myself...

Later.

Trials
12-07-2011, 02:41 PM
We have Observed trials every year in Big Bear Cal. First time I saw trials I was about 10. I still just walk away saying "How the F*** do they do that?" I couldn't even hike some of those sections! Dang, just dang.
Yes, I have ridden an OSSA Plonker 250 up the stairs at my local high school football bleachers. (Back in about 1975 or so.) I guess I've lived here a longtime!

mmmmmmmm Ossa :notworthy
stairs are too easy on an Ossa

I'm embarrassed to say the first time I rode one was a private sale test ride opportunity :nono2: sans helmet. I was just a little sh*t kid~14, older brother, myself and another rider were going to cash purchase an enduro to Team race, since I could outride and wrench them I was inspector/test rider, they negotiated and convinced the poor sap to let me ride the bikes. :hyper:
Poor Ossa owner never seen his bike do a cat walk before and totally freaked when he seen me coming around the corner and down the street on the rear tire only, almost felt like cheating compared to my normal ride at that time (TS185)
Spanish bikes handled so much better at the time. :notworthy

madjak:
Filled out my 2012 CMA license application and I'll be requesting a sanction for another National event at my cottage in August. I would go out west again in a heartbeat if they host a 2012 CMA national in Ioco or Squamish, not sure about Vancouver Island, the island ferry cost would be prohibitive and if I fly I can't take my dog or the wife. :shady:

I can't say that Trials riding experience would have prevented your corner altercation, but it will make you a better rider if you take it up.
Great first ride experience for the kids and wife if you must convince the softer half. :slap:

atomicalex
12-07-2011, 03:45 PM
Jumping curbs at work makes me so curious about this..... I don't know that I will ever go for the full trials experience, but I want to do some dirt riding for sure!

Trials
12-07-2011, 05:53 PM
Jumping curbs at work makes me so curious about this..... I don't know that I will ever go for the full trials experience, but I want to do some dirt riding for sure!
:help: i think i'm falling in love with you ...you're probably really hot too :slap:

If you are going to get dirty, Trials is the Best first place to start.
I didn't, wish I did, was too hooked on go fast.

how hard can it be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b0DhsSCRTg

atomicalex
12-08-2011, 02:39 AM
Ha! Hardly.

Dur.... the more videos of this I watch, the more I want to try it. I'm really finding it funny how what I like to do for testing myself is so wildly different from two wheels to four. It's my inner Gemini, I should have known this would happen...

Trials
05-05-2012, 10:19 PM
There is a CMA provincial Trial tomorrow, not far from Gravenhurst Ontario it would make a great ride destination for anybody in the Toronto area. Just incase you want to come check it out; here's the flyer & map.
http://www.canmocycle.ca/flyers/ata.pdf

No charge for spectators, best to arrive by noon, there is about 3 miles of dirt road.
My rider number is 51 if you can make it out be sure to introduce yourself :)

terraunbound
05-06-2012, 05:37 AM
Good luck with your ride(s) Trial!


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Trials
05-09-2012, 07:06 AM
2 day CMA Ontario Provincial Trial scheduled for May 26 & 27 2012 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

If anybody has interest here is a link to the event flyer: http://www.canmocycle.ca/flyers/ecta.pdf
Venue location is Bruce Peninsula area between Wiarton and Lions Head. The site features a very compact loop with sections of moderate difficulty, largely ‘nadgery’ sections (short, steep, off camber turns) course native rock, loose soil, logs and root, all first gear stuff;) Consistently Excellent, well attended events with experienced! host&checker:notworthy support! Municipal campground in Wairton is highly recommended to park large travel rigs, venue has limited on-site parking space so please drive with care. Would make an excellent day ride destination, beautiful country up there :)

SoCal LabRat
05-09-2012, 09:42 AM
Will you be riding this?

Trials
05-09-2012, 10:37 AM
Will you be riding this?

Absolutely :)


and my dog will be laying right here ->http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/MotorcycleTrials/me.jpg

NORTY
05-09-2012, 10:53 AM
We have an observed trials event coming up, in Anza. I'm gonna go watch! The mountain goats of motorcycling!

Bugguts
06-04-2012, 10:46 AM
Amazing strength and balance! Awesome!

Smitty
06-04-2012, 10:59 AM
Was into Observed Trials back in 1948 & had to call it off, due to a home accident in the late 70s, but it was FUN & a channenge to find sections that might be used & practice to make them in feet up form. Obviously my bike from '49 till when I had to quit were competitive bikes.

In one event they opened the sections for even none Observed Trials bikes & the owners had a challeng to find out their ground clearance was not enough to possibly to peaky a bike. But at least they tried.

Smitty
06-04-2012, 11:16 AM
Note this is not like a speeding event in the dirt like Scrambling, Cross County Racing, to Enduros. Also on some of the next to impossigle sections fellow competitors were there to give a competitor a hand if the competitor went down.

In the rare one where we had any bike to try out they could use KNOBBIE tyres when Tials competitors used Univiseral pattern tyres, PLUS one had to compete from start to finish, along with practicing in a standing position & Trials pointed out the fingers on the clutch & throttle position.

Though bikes at the start were almost normal bikes with a lot removed to cut down weight, ground clearance & such, while in the latter few year it has been an almost step though frame with a very small petroil tanks & that much better to where THEY tackle sections we would never have in the starting years.

Also my one advantage was that I live in the Okanagan Valley of B.C., which is in part of the ROCKIES. Though at the start I would look for rough riding areas in the bush, which is one of the advantages of an Observed Trials bike. Meaning you sort of needed a different bike for the paved roads or hwy riding. Oh yes at the starting years we did NOT wear a crash helmet, but then note an Observed Trials rider does not wear a full face helmet these days.

Smitty
06-04-2012, 11:43 AM
I spent a month laying our 40 sections, meaning one did not have 10 or 12 trials have to compete in both at least NOTHING WRONG with that. Also I have competed in Trials of where some one hauled some rocks for TOUGH sections.

We had some Jr. riders of 14 & I bunched them in three to start off. Gave them a piece of stiffer paper along with a part of a pencil. They wanted to know what this was. We did not have one knowing enough to be an observer at the different sections. So told all to mark this card like a golf game & not to cheat.

I often scooted to where these younger riders might be & they had never seen seen secions layed out for Junior, to Expert riders. These kids being such good riders they wanted to tackle the Expert sections & they often made those "clean in feet up riding" so believe me there are a are a group that are GOOD Trials rides & do nto need high speeding events.

Not you do not race to get to the section, but ride feet up & the Observer will tell you who will tackle the section before you do.

Also if you laid out the sections, or had halp in laying out the sections you cannot compete for you have tackled so many of the sections. I rad into this at an event I laid out & my Trials iron was a '47 Royal Enfield 350cc bike, but could NOT enter the sections due to prior experience.

Also the next dar or week later you & another rider will be removing some of the tapes & signs indicating the sections for the good of those that like to bicycle, hike or hunt in that terrain. SO there is more then just being a competitor in Observed Trials.

Smitty
06-04-2012, 01:41 PM
I have a friend that use to have a cruiser to some of the early naked gold wings. He knew me well enough as I would be riding feet up on the foot rests when comming out of the mountains.

So aim was to purchase one of the better Trials bikes sort of converted to riding in the bush. I incourged him to do this.

Later on he told me he had turned down the bike with the larger the normaol petroil tank BECAUSE the shop selling it to him, had told him he would have to ride when standing up on the footrests. So he is back to his small boat & fising when sitting down all the time.

Trials
07-16-2012, 03:51 PM
JoshJosh performing a flawless splat on lower powerline :I


http://youtu.be/qjmjOAH0Z-8 :notworthy

Trials
07-22-2012, 08:55 PM
2 days of incredible practice riding, this was taken just hours ago :thumbsup:


http://youtu.be/mjIUnHbU48Y
Recently discovered 'pebble' is now officially the 'Joshua Rock'

These guys rode Ontario's hardest sections today like pro's :notworthy
I had a blast riding, catching and getting some decent exercise :smug:

...sorry I didn't get more photos, was too busy riding & catching flying motorcycles:)

NORTY
07-23-2012, 09:40 AM
Here's some guy teaching someone the very basic basics. He's got quite the resume too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnA3rlqylTs&feature=related

Trials
10-15-2012, 06:27 PM
If its available and affordable, I seriously think I need one of these asap :thinking:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JmkGgUlJy-8

Ninja Rebel
11-07-2014, 01:51 AM
As for the chub part, Trials is a full body exercise!
me:http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/MotorcycleTrials/grandVet51.jpg
& here's a riding partner going clean on the same rock, he's 58 y.onotice the one and one finger,
that's how it should be done, Not like the training course guys teach you!

Want to learn to ride so well the motorcycle test is just a joke, here is my best friend 2 years before he took his motorcycle training course: ...former skateboarder
same rock from a different angle just so you can see how big that rock really is:

Another one of me:

The cool thing about hosting Trials events is you get to mark out sections for the expert riders to attempt, here's one that has a 15 foot run at a 12 foot, undercut rock face. ...think a motorcycle could ride up that?

...the key is 3rd gear from a dead stop, rev it up and drop the clutch :notworthy

It takes big stones to ride big rocks like that one, first guy to make it has the rock named after him

Time to take my dog Diesel for a run:

I'll see if I can find some pictures of some really rotund riders for you later ;)
They do exist and have a real traction advantage
:thumbsup: ...did I convince you yet ?
Waaaay cool Trials (ran into this one, glad I did), and Diesel is also cool :)

Bugguts
11-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Here's some guy teaching someone the very basic basics. He's got quite the resume too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnA3rlqylTs&feature=related

I previously missed this. I love this video!!!

Trials
01-16-2015, 12:15 PM
Rumor has it this years CMA Trials Nationals are in Quebec and then in B.C the following weekend
:crackup: … like that won't be a strenuous couple of weeks.



:wavey: to all the Trials bikes you see crossing the Prairies that week.

Trials
09-13-2016, 08:38 PM
Picture of a section at the Bengough National Trial :| statistically it was safer riding the sections then it was walking the sections:

http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af21/eotamoderator/MotorcycleTrials/bengough%20-%201_zpssopuke2g.jpg

... you want me to go where :help:

Next trial for me:

http://www.ataont.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/img_7188-2.jpg

Should be a good one, they have lots of test ride bikes going to be there too :bars:
... I test rode one of these on the weekend :hyper: bike makes it super easy to hop the front And rear end around!

http://trsmotorcyclesuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/side_slider.jpg