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Forum: Trials 10-09-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,600
Posted By flo10
Yea, the NATC has five skill levels but only four...

Yea, the NATC has five skill levels but only four lines. The ES class rides a mix of Expert and Support lines. NATC could easily be done with only three lines. Instead of having ES ride a mix,...
Forum: Trials 10-09-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,600
Posted By flo10
Yes, that's what I'm proposing. I know, you...

Yes, that's what I'm proposing. I know, you don't think it would work. I understand, but I think it is possible. I agree there is a big gap in skill levels between a beginner and an expert;...
Forum: Trials 10-09-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,600
Posted By flo10
No splits--just gates and using NATC rules. ...

No splits--just gates and using NATC rules. Probably the best gate colors to stay in line with FIM and NATC would be green for easy, blue for intermediate and black for hard all printed on cards...
Forum: Trials 10-09-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,600
Posted By flo10
That is exactly right and the very reason I...

That is exactly right and the very reason I started the quest for my association to use colored gate markers a couple of years ago. One of our club members posted a comment about missing gates and I...
Forum: Trials 10-09-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,600
Posted By flo10
You're not really asking that question are you?...

You're not really asking that question are you? Check post 21 from none other than...
Forum: Trials 10-08-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,600
Posted By flo10
I'm not sure how one person spouting off suddenly...

I'm not sure how one person spouting off suddenly means the whole country is against something.
Forum: Trials 10-08-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,600
Posted By flo10
Yea, I guess if a rider has no aspirations to...

Yea, I guess if a rider has no aspirations to ride the nationals or world rounds it really doesn't matter what rules they play by; however, our up-and-coming riders should not be placed at a...
Forum: Trials 10-08-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,600
Posted By flo10
I have no idea what all this over-constraint...

I have no idea what all this over-constraint stuff is. It all comes down to marker placement no matter what system you use. As far as following NATC and FIM leads, we are only hurting ourselves by...
Forum: Trials 10-06-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,600
Posted By flo10
This is one of those things that would be much...

This is one of those things that would be much easier to explain in person with some props; however, I'll give it a try. The reason there should be two cards per gate (one each side) is because with...
Forum: Trials 10-06-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,600
Posted By flo10
QUOTE=motobene;25212843] Simpler is...

QUOTE=motobene;25212843]
Simpler is better.[/QUOTE]

I couldn't agree more and glad you are reconsidering colored gates. Also glad to hear some clubs are using colored gates. The NATC and FIM...
Forum: Trials 09-16-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By flo10
Should be able to find all the results on this...

Should be able to find all the results on this site:
http://trialscentral.com/
Forum: Trials 09-15-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,988
Posted By flo10
Everyone's situation is going to be different--it...

Everyone's situation is going to be different--it all depends on what is wrong and how you ride. My back went out pretty bad about 10 years ago, it was slowly getting better and about 8 years ago I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,085
Posted By flo10
I was just looking at this last night--should...

I was just looking at this last night--should answer your question.
http://www.1000ps.at/motorrad-bildergalerie-bmw-news-fuer-2015-11233
Forum: Trials 06-17-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,032
Posted By flo10
I'll be there to ride.

I'll be there to ride.
Forum: Trials 05-14-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,435
Posted By flo10
I have a pair of very old Gaernes (not sure what...

I have a pair of very old Gaernes (not sure what model), a pair of oiled a couple years old and a new pair of Pro-Tech. I bought the oiled pair to replace the old ones which I really liked; however,...
Forum: Trials 04-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,307
Posted By flo10
Making judgment calls for no-stop is no different...

Making judgment calls for no-stop is no different from making judgment calls for stop-allowed. Riding no-stop requires some additional skills that will be a challenge to learn and some may not be up...
Forum: Trials 03-03-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By flo10
Nothing wrong with taking a five on any sections...

Nothing wrong with taking a five on any sections that are a bit too much for ya.
Forum: Trials 03-03-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By flo10
Hi Rotorhead, Assuming you are talking about...

Hi Rotorhead,
Assuming you are talking about the Fun in the Sun event this weekend--you'll have a good time. I kind of look at Fun in the Sun as Florida's Ute Cup although nothing like the Ute Cup...
Forum: Trials 03-02-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By flo10
You should be fine--go for it.

You should be fine--go for it.
Forum: Trials 02-21-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,887
Posted By flo10
I sent inquiries to two dealers and neither...

I sent inquiries to two dealers and neither responded so I made a visit to one and sure enough he checked his computer and there was my request. Modern communications are great but sometimes you just...
Forum: Trials 02-21-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,887
Posted By flo10
My understanding is today is the first day the...

My understanding is today is the first day the Honda dealers can place their orders. Not sure how many will be available or what the demand will be, so, I paid my deposit and ordered mine today--just...
Forum: Trials 01-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,559
Posted By flo10
One thing all clubs that are running AMA...

One thing all clubs that are running AMA sanctioned events can do for free advertising is send in your sanction forms at least 90 days prior to your events. This will ensure your events are listed...
Forum: Trials 01-07-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,559
Posted By flo10
We need more events closer to home (wherever that...

We need more events closer to home (wherever that may be). And to do that, we need more participants. The motorcycle community is where the participants are and I think the solution is trial sport...
Forum: Trials 12-14-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 81,651
Posted By flo10
I don't believe a Euro price is a good...

I don't believe a Euro price is a good reference--totally different situation over there. Here in the USA I would say a 2006 Repsol would be worth from $4K to $5K depending on condition.
Forum: Trials 12-13-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 81,651
Posted By flo10
Here's a link to a web site that has a bit of...

Here's a link to a web site that has a bit of info: http://www.montesa4rt.nl/
It doesn't appear there was much difference between a stock 4RT and Repsol model in 2006. Each year they where a little...
Forum: Trials 10-21-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,528
Posted By flo10
Here's a link to a web site that may come in...

Here's a link to a web site that may come in handy locating ethanol free gas:
http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp
Forum: Trials 09-03-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,678
Posted By flo10
So here's a thought. For the Clubman class...

So here's a thought. For the Clubman class instead of giving out trophies for first, second, third, etc., give out gold, silver, and bronze medals for how well you do against the "Trials Master"--not...
Forum: Trials 08-16-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,678
Posted By flo10
Sting, You make some good points here. I would...

Sting,
You make some good points here. I would be more in favor of keeping class names rather than numbers however. What if a club only has four classes (Novice, Intermediate, Expert and Pro), how...
Forum: Trials 08-12-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,678
Posted By flo10
Yea, things are definitely different in the US...

Yea, things are definitely different in the US than they are in the UK. It probably all comes down to population density and travel distance. The US has nearly five times the population of the UK;...
Forum: Trials 08-11-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,826
Posted By flo10
Sounds like in that particular event you were the...

Sounds like in that particular event you were the only one using your head. People don't like being outsmarted.
Forum: Trials 08-04-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,826
Posted By flo10
Fair enough and thanks for your input--I feel our...

Fair enough and thanks for your input--I feel our exchange was pretty productive. I've just been looking at ways we could improve our sport and this is one idea I thought was worth sharing. If it's...
Forum: Trials 08-02-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,826
Posted By flo10
motobene, Of course I see what you are saying...

motobene,
Of course I see what you are saying and I greatly appreciate your feedback. I was just working with what you gave me in your example to show how it could work. In my example I was simply...
Forum: Trials 08-01-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,826
Posted By flo10
The number of classes is totally up to the...

The number of classes is totally up to the hosting club just like it is now. I can't imagine all the clubs in the USA agreeing on a class structure. This is simply a way to enhance our current...
Forum: Trials 08-01-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,826
Posted By flo10
I'm not sure why this would work for the SE class...

I'm not sure why this would work for the SE class and not for any other class? We're doing the same thing with one of our classes and we are doing it with one of the classes in the nationals--heck,...
Forum: Trials 07-31-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,826
Posted By flo10
That sounds like you pretty well have it. The...

That sounds like you pretty well have it. The only thing is, I would recommend selecting which class rides which lines before the morning of the event. That way you could highlight the punch cards at...
Forum: Trials 07-31-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,826
Posted By flo10
If we get back to the original concept, this is a...

If we get back to the original concept, this is a simple system. Each section would have three lines/routes marked with different color gates (green--easy line, blue--moderate line, and red--hard...
Forum: Trials 07-30-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,826
Posted By flo10
Yea, I've taken another look and 50/50 just...

Yea, I've taken another look and 50/50 just doesn't provide enough options for the classes we have. For our purposes (and probably most clubs in the USA) a 60/40 split will work best and provide a...
Forum: Trials 07-30-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,826
Posted By flo10
Yea well, I don't get it. The reason for more...

Yea well, I don't get it. The reason for more than one route is that there are classes with differing skill levels. The routes have to be set up to accommodate these skill levels--easy, moderate and...
Forum: Trials 07-30-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,826
Posted By flo10
Agreed. I'll have to take another look at the...

Agreed. I'll have to take another look at the class structure and see what I can come up with. I'm all for making our marking system as simple as possible. I like it best when there is only one line...
Forum: Trials 07-30-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,826
Posted By flo10
With 50/50 I only see the possibility for 5...

With 50/50 I only see the possibility for 5 routes (green, green/blue, blue, blue/red, and red) and this may work for some clubs. With the system I have laid out it is more like a 66/33 and has the...
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