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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbrain View Post
    Born and raised on motos. Had been riding mountain bikes and motos for several years together. The injuries are having kiddos is what got me to switch over to mountain biking entirely. I've really been missing the twisted throttle lately and out of nowhere started eyeballing moto trials bikes after the locals trials group surrounded my buddy and I post ride at City Park.

    That big fat tire on the back looked dang fun!
    I have a couple of long time mtb friends that have really gotten into moto trials the past few years. Eventually, they got me to come along and try one, and it was a lot of fun. At the novice level, the courses are challenging enough to be difficult to do without dabbing, but not so much to be dangerous. Speeds are low and the bikes are so light they feel sort of like a MTB. I even wear an open face MTB helmet and see others doing the same. To me the lower speeds and light weight make it seem very similar to MTB riding.
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    This is part of what is so enticing about moto trials!
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    Also part of what's so appealing about the new breed of small trail bikes.....Xtrainer, Freeride, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _CJ View Post
    Also part of what's so appealing about the new breed of small trail bikes.....Xtrainer, Freeride, etc.
    Now you've got me all curious. I wonder if the wifey would notice a bike with a motor on it in the garage amongst the quiver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbrain View Post
    Now you've got me all curious. I wonder if the wifey would notice a bike with a motor on it in the garage amongst the quiver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbrain View Post
    Now you've got me all curious. I wonder if the wifey would notice a bike with a motor on it in the garage amongst the quiver.
    Mine didn't seem to care. She just wanted to be sure my life insurance was up to date.


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    I used to road race motorcycles. I got into the fitness aspect to improve my racing performance (starting with running, to triathlon, and eventually MTB).

    I don't miss riding per se, but I miss road racing. Open track days and practice are fun, but the sensation of riding at your 100% while leaned up against someone else in a corner, or trying to pick an alternative line to set up a pass is a rush. But I get a lot of that sensation from the MTB, so that replaces the parts I miss the most.

    What I don't miss, is the cost, and the drama. Motorcycle racing was so full of drama that it would totally kill the buzz of a good weekend when someone pulls a stupid move.

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