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Offline JohnN

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Trials is nuts!!
« on: July 23, 2010, 12:29:28 PM »
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Re: Trials is nuts!!
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 01:33:47 PM »
Trials has always been crazy, but I think it's one of the only things that people do off-road on motorcycles that makes you think, "Jesus, they didn't try that in the old days!"  There's FMX too, but that's something that's totally new.  Trials has been around forever, but it just went nuts!  Maybe BMX bikes have made it easier to start practicing younger?  Bernie Schreiber was an artist at trials, but the guys in that video make him look like an amateur.


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Re: Trials is nuts!!
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 01:56:18 PM »
You have just put your finger on all of society. When something new is learned and added to the base of knowledge it changes the world.

Unfortunately this also means that you can never go back to a simpler time.

But I like it just the way it is now.....
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Offline keeptwostrokesalive

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Re: Trials is nuts!!
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 05:01:42 PM »
I think i will just stick to motocross.  Trials look way to sketchy for me.  :o

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Re: Trials is nuts!!
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 07:16:53 PM »
I recall as a youngster watching Mick Andrews ride up a 7 foot vertical rock face. I was amazed at what I saw and after that I practised almost every day on my 125 Saracen.

David Knight started off in Trials.

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Re: Trials is nuts!!
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 09:49:52 PM »
Pretty freakin awesome   :o and with a classic Clash song too  ;D
aaahhhhh yes, I remember the good old days

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Re: Trials is nuts!!
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 11:04:41 PM »
I've seen some pretty crazy Trials videos, however, have you ever heard of Parkour?

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Parkour vs Trials Bike
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Modest beginings start with a single blow of a horn, man.

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Re: Trials is nuts!!
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2010, 12:54:12 AM »
The riders still look funny with their open face helmet..
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Re: Trials is nuts!!
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2010, 09:29:29 AM »
- Mike - Don't take life so seriously, nobody gets out alive.

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Re: Trials is nuts!!
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2010, 10:02:52 AM »
Modest beginings start with a single blow of a horn, man.