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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

May 1, 2014, 9:41 p.m.
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Whats the plan for the weekend?

I might bring my bike with me for an early pm rip at ioco or eagle tomorrow

Knight you get your bike sorted? Rat is your body ok? Apt……

I am kind of flex either sat or sun…….for a real ride

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May 1, 2014, 10:09 p.m.
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Looks like lots of precip for saturday and sunday so the kid's baseball game will likely be cancelled.

The question is, do we really want to ride in the pouring rain?

May 2, 2014, 6:54 a.m.
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I'm out with cracked or bruised ribs.

May 2, 2014, 10:59 a.m.
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Forecast does not look that bad really….
I am gonna go on Saturday….I have an opening in my day!

Looking to be there for about 1pm….

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May 2, 2014, 3:45 p.m.
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I'm out with cracked or bruised ribs.

Ouch! At least you can work on motorbikes till you are well enough to ride them. No shortage of them around your place.

Most of the parts are here, but I am waiting for one last part which is 2 weeks away :(

May 3, 2014, 7:02 p.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFyp4BcnkUc
Sweet theres a whole bunch of comps on youtube, I remember seeing stuff like this on tv in europe nothing over here..

Ha Ha! Made you look.

May 4, 2014, 7:21 a.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFyp4BcnkUc
Sweet theres a whole bunch of comps on youtube, I remember seeing stuff like this on tv in europe nothing over here..

Nice, you can view the whole series.

A few rides in I am liking trials more than I though.
Bike seems to be running better now after puting a new plug in. Old plug was gapped twice the recommendation. MX boots will work for now but have no grip off the pegs and hard to get a feel for the brake. IOCO is a blast. You can ride around for hours and not really go anywhere. Looking forward to improving my skills out there.
Being old and kind of out of shape, I really didn't think I would be able to ride around for a couple of hours at a time with out a seat, but was wrong.

Anyone on the fence…..do it.
Wish I would have got into it sooner.

Chainsmoker 8)

May 4, 2014, 7:48 a.m.
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Glad to hear you're having a blast.

May 4, 2014, 8:43 a.m.
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anybody else got cool videos like julien duponts out of section?

Ha Ha! Made you look.

May 4, 2014, 9:08 p.m.
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Nice, you can view the whole series.

A few rides in I am liking trials more than I though.
Bike seems to be running better now after puting a new plug in. Old plug was gapped twice the recommendation. MX boots will work for now but have no grip off the pegs and hard to get a feel for the brake. IOCO is a blast. You can ride around for hours and not really go anywhere. Looking forward to improving my skills out there.
Being old and kind of out of shape, I really didn't think I would be able to ride around for a couple of hours at a time with out a seat, but was wrong.

Anyone on the fence…..do it.
Wish I would have got into it sooner.

awesome, when you can spring for some boot, the gar's bob has are wicked…and are worth it big time…way better feel on the pegs etc…see ya out there soon! dave

:woot:

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May 5, 2014, 5:53 a.m.
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I'll go take a look.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poS8xN8bcZQ

I may be asking for too much but I would like something for trials and dual sport and are waterproof. There will be a compromise here though. The SIDI discovery rain look great. Pure trials boots will probably not have the toe protection. Maybe the Gars do?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ-tc2rpORU

SIDI make a trial boot also very similar to the rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKGcs4i2y1s

Went for a IOCO hike yesterday with the dog.
I hope to get good enough to ride those trails.

Chainsmoker 8)

May 5, 2014, 10:03 a.m.
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Buddy of mine just got the sidi discovery rain…and rides trials.
Seems to quite like them. They are a stiffer boot to start but will likely break in.

These would likely fit most of your needs……

Seems that all the pure trials boots protect the shin and not much else. But the have gripper like good vibram sole. and a nice soft boot feels good on the pegs….

all what you get used to I guess….

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May 5, 2014, 10:07 a.m.
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here`s a hand full of videos that may help you learn some/more stuff….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0z8o7OSde0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF5LFJ3Tx3w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBDQWUoOb2Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG3IyREyFVc

You get the picture….

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May 5, 2014, 2:07 p.m.
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and in related boot news….

Can any cobbler work on moto boots?

I noticed a thread has come undo on the back on my boot. Fairly easy access sort of spot. Will regular cobblers work on boots or do you need to go to special place?

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May 5, 2014, 3:04 p.m.
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I'll go take a look.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poS8xN8bcZQ

I may be asking for too much but I would like something for trials and dual sport and are waterproof. There will be a compromise here though. The SIDI discovery rain look great. Pure trials boots will probably not have the toe protection. Maybe the Gars do?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ-tc2rpORU

SIDI make a trial boot also very similar to the rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKGcs4i2y1s

Went for a IOCO hike yesterday with the dog.
I hope to get good enough to ride those trails.

Personally I would not try to get a boot that does too many things, trials is specific like xc or dh mtb, trying to do all with one boot usually falls short and you end up buying one specific for each sport eventually so now you purchased 3 boots instead of two. I would choose a specific trials boot as the feeling and flex really do matter and make a big difference…you can use moto boots like I said but you are sacrificing a lot which you might not see at first but as you ride more you will…for dual sport in my opinion you need something that is tougher and goes through more speed abuse with mud, water and protection…just my 2 cents.

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