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Sept. 23, 2014, 10:16 p.m.
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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

hey mark, Maybe I can swing by and look at it in the next day or two? I'm looking for something newer….but ya never know.

PM me - I'm out of town this week but around all weekend. You can take it for a spin at Ioco if you want. It's really a pretty good machine, still. A little work and she'd be running tip-top and as good as new.

-Mark

Sept. 21, 2014, 12:04 a.m.
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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

My bike is up for sale - offering here first. 2007 Sherco 290. Needs a new headset probably, otherwise running great. Purchased from Mr. Norona a couple years ago. Haven't had time to ride it at all this year, so rather than have it sit in the garage another year someone should pick it up and get out there!

Hopefully when I get more time in a year or two I'll be back!

(photos on request, PM for deets, etc. prob looking for about $3500)

May 9, 2014, 11:08 p.m.
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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

I'll be back on the bike soon (suffered the same fate as Ando..) after a fall/winter of too much work and not enough play. Need to see Bob about getting bearings and headsets and basically re-do whatever pivots on my 07 because she's a squirmy squeaky mess. Need to deal with brake levers too. Might need help from the pit crew on the rebuild!

(I also admit that thoughts of selling and letting someone else do the work while I prance around on a shiny new bike have entered my head… god damn everyone warned me about this!)

Oct. 8, 2013, 11:45 a.m.
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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

Wow can not believe the distance he covers with those splatters…..

Even more disturbing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=channel%3A52406dff-0-2d9f-8df2-89e013a2908[HTML_REMOVED]feature=iv[HTML_REMOVED]src_vid=ej5aCCXiJaY[HTML_REMOVED]v=bR4wo4K89A4

Aug. 30, 2013, 11:24 a.m.
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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

I'm camping on the sunshine coast with the kids this weekend, but def game for next if the weather cooperates.

Ando: I'll bring the tent. :)

Aug. 29, 2013, 5:05 p.m.
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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

I think I am just going to throw down, and evolve my system to this;

http://liquidcontainment.com.au/cartpage/viewproduct/17/3-5-litre-back-pack

I am thinking of having 2-3.5l bladders. I should be able to carry those on the outside of my pack, secured with carabiners on overnight trips. They should also fit nicely inside my pack for day trips and also be easier to pack stuff around than a 5l jerry can.

If anyone wanted to do a group order of these things, I'd be down for that. Seems like it would be a good solution.

Still planning for next weekend? I'd be able to go up on the Friday, back Sunday night. Need to travel for work on Monday.

July 24, 2013, 2:34 p.m.
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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

Riding up up and away on thursday if anyone wants to go

Where's that? Britannia?

July 12, 2013, 2:57 p.m.
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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

Looks amazing up there, Dave. Wow.

Anyone riding this weekend?

July 2, 2013, 11:45 p.m.
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Anybody running xx1? How's it holding up?

Ditto on the tuning range comment. Gotta keep everything perfectly aligned or it gets catchy. Still, most impressive drivetrain I've ever ridden.

June 21, 2013, 10:53 p.m.
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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

I'm in. Just say when.

June 19, 2013, 7:39 p.m.
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I'm hoping to get some rides in over the next few weeks. Maybe a Friday or Saturday at Crumpit, otherwise quick rips at Ioco or Eagle.

June 13, 2013, 1:57 a.m.
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Rubber(s)

Cam, I'm running the Butcher Control 2.3 up front, and Purgatory Control 2.3 on the rear. Tubeless. I'm loving this combo on the Enduro.

It's worth noting that the Purgatory got updated fairly recently; the 2.3 is essentially the new version and the 2.2 is the old version. At least, that's my understanding. The new one got the same "FE Analysis" tweaks that the Ground Control got last year. The side blocks are a bit beefier, and they seem to cut in better when you lay it over. Obviously the tread pattern overall is very similar compared to previous years so it's not like it's a totally different tire, but as someone who's been running Purgatory 2.2's for a while it seems like Specialized "did a Ground Control" with this new 2.3 and somehow they both roll faster and grip better with that slight tread adjustment.

The Butcher I hadn't ridden before (I've more or less been DHF/Purgatory in winter, Purgatory/GC in summer on the Stumpy) but as someone mentioned previously it's shocking how well it rolls considering it's burl. I was planning on switching to a Purgatory up front, but the Butcher is confidence inspiring on the Enduro. It's got that "low rebound rubber" feel to when you hit something harsh that the Purgatory just doesn't have. It doesn't bounce/deflect easily. I decided I don't care about the extra 45g, I'm keeping it on there. :)

March 29, 2013, 5:29 p.m.
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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

Managed to sneak a quick loop in after work yesterday. Pretty awesome:

Did the loop Knight showed me the day before, right down to the water. Man, what a great trail!

Anyone riding Saturday/Sunday?

Feb. 14, 2013, 3:52 p.m.
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Sad I might not get a chance to ride Britannia before the trees come down. :(

Looks like it was a great day, though!

Feb. 5, 2013, 11:45 p.m.
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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

Going to try to get out this Sunday. Haven't been out since that ride with you guys on Eagle in Nov I guess it was?

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