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    Blind Bike Trials- Vision is more than Sight.

    This is my new video. I am a blind bike trials rider.

    Check it out and let me know what you think.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwUeVYD6dxY

    Also be sure to check out my other videos, interviews and more at my web site www.blindbiketrials.com

    Thanks,

    Matt.

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    I'm impressed.
    Really.
    I wish I had a tenth of your skill.

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    Inspiring stuff. Keep working at it and good luck

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    Man, I can barely bunny hop........Awesome skills man!

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    Great work! Very talented.
    How do you gauge distance on some of the obsticals you clear? Are you using a sighted spotter, or strictly a "poke and hope" method
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    You're getting better & better! Keep it up!

    Check out my SportTracks plugins for some training aid software.

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    Go Matt!
    Let it flow, let yourself go, slow and low, that is the tempo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFryauff
    Great work! Very talented.
    How do you gauge distance on some of the obsticals you clear? Are you using a sighted spotter, or strictly a "poke and hope" method

    he's using the force.

    the world moves under him.


    I've rode my bike many times blind folded and have tried trials blind folded. I don't know how these guys do it, it amazes me (Bobby Mcmullen).
    I spend half the time tagging trees, going to slow and the other half blowing corners....

    Theses guys are what makes cycling what it is, that there is no end, game over, I CAN'T.

    cycling is progression of life.

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    I watched this yesterday on Vital, good work brother! Stoked!

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    One word - "wow". That's awesome riding. Just a nit...whoever created the video, get him to fix the titling - "then" should be "than", I think.

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    Really cool. Talk about riding by 'feel' and your balance must be amazing. Keep it up. I'm sure it's inspiring to our wounded warriors and everyone else as well.

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    Hell yeah!!! Huge respect to you for keepin' on. What an inspiration to every rider who ever thought "I can't do that because (fill in the blank)"

    Amazing. Keep it up.

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    Thanks guy's. I really do appreciate it.

    To the person who said they saw this on vital. This is not the same video. that one was a mini Documentary. Unless this video actually made it over there already.

    If it did, then sweet!!

    Thanks,

    Matt.

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    Matt,

    That is very inspiring stuff man. Dang!

    I just have to ask how? Not being funny or anything, but how do you know how far and where a certain obstacle lies?

    And as a general trials riding question for you, I notice trials riders rear tire is always super low psi. What pressure do you run and what's the reason behind it?

    Thanks for sharing your passion.

    -Ryan

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    and here i was thinking that night riding involved more "feel" than normal daytime trail riding.

    to top it i can't barely bunny hop a curb. there is a trials bike on craigslist here in town....could be a fun skill builder.

    keep up the good work

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    Wow, dude, you have skills.. your style of riding is very smooth and controlled - I like it.

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    Hey, I just read an article on Mountain Bike Action about the B.A.T.S. Is that something you're involved with? Sweet video!
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    Thanks everyone!!

    As far as judging distance. Well I do walk and check everything out before I ride. Now I have been riding trials for a long time. Having lots of practice with gapping and knowing how much pressure it takes to move certain distances such as a foot or 5 feet. Knowing how much force it takes to get me X far is what helps me out. I guess it becomes mussel memory and luck.

    Plus I apparently have the FORCE. haha.

    I did try and contact the B.A.T.S a super long time ago and I never got response back. I do mtn bike a very little bit. meaning XC.

    If you visit my web site you can check out a mini documentary, radio interviews and tv cover story's and more. www.blindbiketrials.com.

    I am glad you all enjoyed it!!

    Matt.

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