r2w that is the bike of my childhood dreams but i like them with the chrome fenders. i had an ossa flyer pinned to my wall of that bike . didnt even know what trials was but thought that was the most beautiful bike i had ever seen. still do, and i will own one someday.cheers tim
you know sam i think your right about beg. so i guess that means im thinking more of a nov.A and nov.B class or what ever you call it. someplace for new trials riders who are not new to motorcycles to start. and then an A class that could be as simple as 1 or 2 more markers to add a degree of difficulty.
i know if we were drinking a few guinness' we could figure this thing out.
as a fairly new member of mota i haved watched this thread with high interest but felt a little out of place commenting. but as a guy who just moved up to int. maybe my perspective can be of help.
the move up was a tough one and i think the notion to add difficulty to beg. and nov. has great merit. i believe beg is just to easy for any adult unless they have no motorcycle experience at all. and nov is the real foundation class of trials. so in nov the fundamentals of trials should really be stressed and challenging enough to demand a slightly higher skill set than is required now. im not saying larger more dangerous sections but more technical and demanding sections. no one wants to see anyone get hurt or frustrated,but a section i have to dab dab dab through tells me i can do it , i just need to refine my technique.
BTW kjax if you get a chance to ride with jim jump at it . he is a great teacher and very generous with his time and experience. i ride with jim and scott quite a bit and i cant tell how you good it makes you feel to have them behind me telling me to " BEND YOUR KNEES FAT A$$". it warms the heart really.
sounds like a trip of a lifetime PA. if you are coming through michigan or ontario here is the link to our clubs calendar http://www.motatrials.org/
i highly recomend the garmin gps systems and the nuvi line in particular. they start at around 200 USD and go up from there.
good travels, tim
glad to see you guys there, sorry about the rain. that was kind of scary for a bit. but you gotta admit Zip you rode my section best (section 3)even with the muddy ditch you were in and out of all day. see ya at the next one, tim