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    Mere Mortals Trials

    Thanks to Nerdgirl and Raganwald. Did a little digging through my archives.

    Here is trials from a mere mortal. I never had the Mr Dyson hop on the rear wheel Jedi skills. I always preferred the ground based tech version.

    First trials frame. Circa 94 when I started to get into it. First time I saw it was Wade riding one before he was famous. When he used to wrench at Robson Cycles.



    After the Rocky was stolen. Next evolution. Bashguards didn't exist yet. Hans Rey era.



    But the first source of Trials Knowledge was John Olson.
    <img src="https://www.dropmachine.com/media/data/500/Flowride_036.jpg" />

    Still into it a bit.

    Old school trials. Approach is a chicane over a rock then half pedal stroke to front wheel to log. The rest is easy.


    Working a new log line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Old school trials. Approach is a chicane over a rock then half pedal stroke to front wheel to log. The rest is easy.
    Man, that brings me back to my high school days. There was a place nearby which had large landscaping logs in the middle of a field, we used to ride over them by pulling a wheelie then sticking the chainring into the top of log and rocking the bike over it. Later on we learned the front wheel on the log then hop over method, and eventually we figured out how to ride them from end to end. There were a great many crashes in the process. My specialty was hopping up a set of stairs, angle the bike across a couple steps then just hop it all the way up to the top and ride off.

    I haven't done that stuff in ages, had a couple bad falls doing trials type stuff on urban rides and that was the end of that.

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    Unfortunately we didn't take pictures back in 96. For the most part we where simply to busy riding.

    No pocket size digital cameras then.

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    I think my earliest biking pictures were from 97 or 98, we used disposable cameras for our pictures since that was all we could afford. I have very few pictures from those days, we didn't really get going till 2000 when we picked up a few used film cameras to document all the cool stuff we rode for our website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    I think my earliest biking pictures were from 97 or 98, we used disposable cameras for our pictures since that was all we could afford. I have very few pictures from those days, we didn't really get going till 2000 when we picked up a few used film cameras to document all the cool stuff we rode for our website.
    Cool.

    I'm not the bottomless pit of trials info that is Robin Coop. Now that guy is Trials Nerd poster boy.

    But seriously. The 2 recent threads about stunts and Nerdgirls-Raganwald dab discussion had me recalling the early days of the shore. When I say shore I mean the early NSX stuff- 1and 2. And the reality is that if you look alot of the stuff was influenced by trials. Or was a trail that was really a bunch of trials moves.

    Let's look at a simple say 1 foot log drop. It used to be to do it nose first. approach.. basically lead with the front wheel as you inch slowly down. Then along came guys with a moto trials back ground who got into MTB's. They dealt with them the way they did on say their Montessa... added a bit of torque and pulled up a little on the bars to land rear wheel first.

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