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  1. stuessenhigh

    Montesa 4ride or equivalent?

    Thanks folks. All very useful! I guessed the 4ride might not quite be a normal 4rt in disguise. Still fancy one for green laning but thats going off subject. Looks like a normal 4rt might be the answer with some additional fuel storage on it. Can't really use a bike rack because I rarely have access to a car. I commute all year round on a bike. Brrrr Thanks for all your ideas. Will post it here if and when i get myself sorted. Cheers
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    Montesa 4ride or equivalent?

    Hi folks. Nearly 7 years since I was on this fab forum. Haven't ridden for ages either (injuries etc). SO...I'm after some advice please. I want to get back into trials but without the expense of a van. Trailer also a no-no (nowhere to store it). I'm lucky in that the local club and practice area is only about 15 miles away so I'm thinking about a road reg'd bike that I can ride to the club site AND ride a trial on. Preferably a bike with lights. I'm wondering if the Montesa 4ride (never seen one in the flesh) can have the big seat etc removed in seconds and is it then a normal 4rt underneath? OR..is there another trials bike that has lights/ling ride seat etc than can be removed easily when i get to the club site?? Any ideas much appreciated. Thanks
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    Sad News

    RIP..sad news indeed!
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    King Bernie Was Back In Town.

    Thats all fabulous news. Pleased to be able to say that some of us NON USA folk read that book too. It helped me a great deal when I started out. Bravo Bernie for writing it!
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    My teacher in Hong Kong had what I thought was a great way of helping with this. Start with the front wheel up against a wall and a brick under or half under the back tyre...ie to jam the bike against the wall. Now sit and eventually stand on the bike. Handlebars are straight. When you feel that you will fall to the right, try to turn right with the bars. When you feel that you will fall to the left ..try to turn left with the bars. Of course, you cant really turn because the bike is jammed against the wall,...but it teaches you that the force of falling can be counter-acted by the force of turning the bars. Not sure if that all makes sense...a video would be best of course.
  6. Thats a shame... (meaning that you've been ill Andy). Hope you manage to shake it off soon! Too bad about the trial too, but these things happen I guess! It will just make next year all the more worth waiting for. Get well soon!
  7. Fantastic news! Great to see that Andy and WVAC have made the huge effort to put this trial on again. I've observed this trial before folks and can say it is an excellent trial and the venues are terrific. Also note that you can ride on a modern bike....and I guarantee....whatever bike you are on you're going to have a good ride! If no work comes in for me on that day Andy I;ll be there and will be happy to observe. Hope to see lots of riders there supporting this great trial.
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    agree with old trials fanatic. The best way to get people to observe...or help with admin is the gently gently approach. No-one will volunteer or want to spend their valuable free-time in an atmosphere which is unfriendly or unwelcoming.
  9. stuessenhigh

    Tarres starts new factory: Jota Gas

    frame and swingarm look REALLY good.
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    Wtc Observation

    Good point. Never thought of that one before.
  11. stuessenhigh

    What Am I Doing Wrong

    Absolutely agree. Get some advice...but better still, buy yourelf a lesson with someone worthwhile. Also, read the Bernie Schreiber book. There is one for sale on TC now. Great book! Also the ryan young dvd, and the steve saunders dvd. Dont just assume you'll learn through trial and error. Its possible you could be using a completely incorrect technique. You MUST be mindfull of that, coz if you are, then you will just be practicing the wrong technique and be getting better at doing it wrongly,...if you see what I mean. Always seek advice from a pro, not just from the local pub.
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    New On Trialscentral From Portugal

    Oh no, I must be getting old. Dont know all these trendy greetings. Boas to you anyway! Never mind if you dont know Mike!
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    New On Trialscentral From Portugal

    What does boas mean!
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    New On Trialscentral From Portugal

    Welcome, Hope you enjoy trialscentral and find it as usefull as I have. I have a colleague that has a nephew in Portugal that rides trials. I dont suppose you are Mike Allens nephew are you?
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    South-african Trialer.

    Mmmm...52 weeks riding per year. That reminds me of my time in Hong Kong. I suppose I COULD still ride 52 weeks of the year here in UK, but personally Id rather keep my nuts than go riding in some of the weather we've had over the last few months! You lucky guy!