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About michael_t

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    Sherco ST2.5 &X-Ride
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    NSORRA Maritime Trials Riders

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  1. AWESOME !!! Great to see such an amazing turnout. I had a great chat with Jordan when he was in Halifax last summer about growing the sport - you guys are obviously doing things right !!!
  2. According to dirt rider he got a 3 in section 10 for "dragging his foot" as I read it... The caption above the video suggesting it was a 1 is hopefully wrong. A 3 would count for the right foot dab as well. I know crossing the tape is easy to see on the video but I could see how it may have been missed by the observers in the heat of the moment (given all the dabbing that was going on). Rolling back is also a tough call made much easier by video but when people are hoping around it is a fine line... kind of like stopping in no-stop trials. Wouldn't it be great if our sport got full TV coverage and the observers could request a video play back when things got tight... :).
  3. You obviously haven't tried racing cars, off shore sailing or flying your own plane as hobbies or simply getting married for that matter - LOL
  4. Crossing ribbon (might have been hard to tell if there was space between tire and ribbon without the video as we are allowed to ride on the ribbon just not on the other side of it) or Rolling backwards with a foot down is a 5 according to our local rules. Moving the right foot around would be a 3. Left foot dab after right foot would be a 2. Typically we don't get video evidence, so it depends more on what the observer observes... and we depend heavily on the honor system as often riders know better than the observers... which actually works well at our local events but we are in Nova Scotia not exactly expert level riders.
  5. Might be best to PM Dave or send him an email... my guess is the video was on tape not on-line. BTW - Dave has a great blog that he updates daily - always a good read!
  6. I was wondering about that, I figured it was just rolling backward but would that mean it had a clutch that disengaged the motor. Do EM bikes roll backwards that easily when the clutch lever is pulled in?
  7. Ho Lee Schitt.
  8. Not sure how many UK riders read the US On The Pegs magazine but in the latest edition they have started a new series of videos that could be a big help to all... the magazine can be found here:
  9. Direct injection 2 stroke looks like it could be a bit of a game changer ... see Guy's thread / video on the matter.
  10. up and over have plain black...
  11. This is a conversation between a man & his wife. Please note that she asks 5 or 6 questions which he answered quite simply, but then she is speechless after answering only one question. l bet this happens more often than not to most husbands out there; I'm just saying...... Critical Thinking At Its Best! Woman: Do you drink beer? Man: Yes Woman: How many beers a day? Man: Usually about 3 Woman: How much do you pay per beer? Man: $5.00 which includes a tip (This is where it gets scary !) Woman: And how long have you been drinking? Man: About 20 years, I suppose Woman: So a beer costs $5.00 and you have 3 beers a day which puts your spending each month at $450.00. In one year, it would be approximately $5400.00 correct? Man: Correct Woman: If in 1 year you spend $5400.00, not accounting for inflation, the past 20 years puts your spending at $108,000.00 correct? Man: Correct Woman: Do you know that if you didn't drink so much beer, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought a Ferrari? Man: Do you drink beer? Woman: No. Man: Where's your Ferrari?
  12. Any bike is better than having no bike... I remember thinking my GG200 was holding me back a bit on the larger obstacles, during a training day an expert level rider borrowed my bike wheelied up and over a 5' cement culvert he handed the bike back and with a big smile said "nope it isn't the bike"...
  13. Great to hear a new voice on the matter and one with experience and numbers to share. I totally agree having the few remaining riders fighting over who is right or wrong isn't doing anybody any good. Anything anybody can do to grow the sport by getting new riders out is critically important. If your club already has its own insurance just start having events. Especially If you are in PEI or Nfld where there currently are not any events being held, if there is no provincial organization or club with insurance reach out to the WTC for coverage and start having events. We also need to figure out how to get those who want to ride at the world level up to that level and have the FIM backing to do so... that is a very small number of people (less than 10?) so we will need to be very creative in how we can support them without expecting every new rider to pony up for something that doesn't really matter that much to them. IMO if the sport can work together we should be able to provide something for everyone. We just need to keep chipping away at building something great.