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Forum: Trials 07-11-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,627
Posted By amcross
Mike and I ride with both NITRO - the northern IL...

Mike and I ride with both NITRO - the northern IL trials group that manage the Peoria and numerous other events including the one we rode last weekend (which was a combination HS-Gp and trials on the...
Forum: Trials 07-06-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 64,032
Posted By amcross
that vintage montessa is sexxxxyyyy ...

that vintage montessa is sexxxxyyyy

http://s182.photobucket.com/user/jackscycles/media/TG%20monty%20242/MontesaCota242lf_zpsc9813c60.jpg.html

1985 Montesa Cota 242 Price:$1995 ...
Forum: Trials 07-06-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,627
Posted By amcross
Wink HA, yes, WESTTTTTT, sorry guys. By decature,...

HA, yes, WESTTTTTT, sorry guys. By decature, Don't know the club name. Was a BLAST, though!

Today we rode up at Fox Valley where they had a joint Hare Scramble GP and trials. There were easily 25...
Forum: Trials 07-05-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,627
Posted By amcross
Hi Nodabs! it was here in Central Illinois, a bit...

Hi Nodabs! it was here in Central Illinois, a bit over an hour due WESSST (oops!) of the site of the Tilton Trials.

HAD A BLAST!!!:freaky
Forum: Trials 07-04-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By amcross
Because of knees in, hips are over center of bike...

Because of knees in, hips are over center of bike instead of hanging off the right side to allow you to steer with the pegs; also has you very tall/upright in your entire body and has you "turning"...
Forum: Trials 07-04-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,627
Posted By amcross
Talking Trials Goes Hare Scramblin.... with a pair of first places!!

Mike and I took our trials bikes to a local hare scramble. Each of us has hare scrambled once in our lives -- 24 years ago, in upstate NY, also on trials bikes of that vintage.

We both rode the...
Forum: Trials 05-08-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 73,836
Posted By amcross
2nd annual Tilton Trials, May 17 & 18, both TI & NITRO, central IL (90 min W Indy)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10338870_10151963705010876_1682528920227118729_n.jpg:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Trials 04-22-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,308
Posted By amcross
BEEEF - i sorta have 2, a lot like you... my...

BEEEF - i sorta have 2, a lot like you...
my first one is written down below;

my second was 20 years later. i'd bought mike a dual sport and he was trying his hardest to kill himself with it. A...
Forum: Trials 04-08-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By amcross
soryr,what is a clake?

soryr,what is a clake?
Forum: Trials 04-04-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By amcross
DROOLING over this little beaugty!!!!!!!!!:clap

DROOLING over this little beaugty!!!!!!!!!:clap
Forum: Trials 04-03-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By amcross
I cannot praise the GG80s loudly enough! i'm a...

I cannot praise the GG80s loudly enough! i'm a 5'6 130 lb adult female competing in novice on the 80 and the bike is more than ready to take me to intermediate as soon as I find the guts to go with...
Forum: Trials 04-03-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,493
Posted By amcross
Wicked I would add two more thoughts... a WET/snowy...

I would add two more thoughts...

a WET/snowy driveawy will teach you VOLUMES about handling the bike properly, as opposed to cheating/muscling it around.

also, static practice does "WONDERS and...
Forum: Trials 04-03-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,308
Posted By amcross
Wink I don't have a clear story about my first...

I don't have a clear story about my first ride...but I do have a fun one about one of my first contests...

I'd had little ride time on the evil "Frantic" that had been the only bike I could...
Forum: Trials 04-03-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By amcross
bravo callie! :)

bravo callie! :)
Forum: Trials 04-02-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By amcross
Agreed! learned some great new skills, put...

Agreed! learned some great new skills, put together some pieces i've struggled with.

It was a bit difficult for Liz and I - we're just above teh "true beginners class" but were too far away from...
Forum: Trials 03-08-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,159
Posted By amcross
that should be plenty! We normally fill at home...

that should be plenty! We normally fill at home and bring 5 gallons of premix for 3 of us - 2 novices and a sportsman/advanced level rider, including lots of play/practice time.

Now, if you ever...
Forum: Trials 03-04-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,159
Posted By amcross
As a fairly recent newcomer, i'd like ot make one...

As a fairly recent newcomer, i'd like ot make one suggestion - -ride one class lower than what you think will be "a nice challenge". You'll be surpised at just how much harder it all becomes when...
Forum: Trials 03-03-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,159
Posted By amcross
Rotorhead, you are likely confused because...

Rotorhead, you are likely confused because different groups do it differently. Heck, one of the 2 clubs I ride in does it differently from event to event, depending upon turnout of riders!

Your...
Forum: Trials 03-03-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By amcross
Laugh sounds like she was definitely one to marry! ...

sounds like she was definitely one to marry!

Love using my own bike, rather than the bicycle or something else... was staticing on mike's bike for a bit but it is so different from my little 80...
Forum: Trials 03-02-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By amcross
indoor static practice time....

getting in a bit of winter practice while waiting for spring and the Trials Training Days!
...
Forum: Trials 03-02-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By amcross
Hey Dirtdud, looking forward to meeting you and...

Hey Dirtdud, looking forward to meeting you and your wife there!!

Mike and I will be there as well, and I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rofl
Forum: Trials 02-21-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,609
Posted By amcross
Jonny shared my favorite advice... I'm 125...

Jonny shared my favorite advice...

I'm 125 lbs, 5'6". I rode trials back in the late 80s on an older Beta 125. Life got in the way for, well, 2 decades, and here we are back to this fantastic...
Forum: Trials 12-03-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 311,175
Posted By amcross
My favorite motorcycle for those of us under 150...

My favorite motorcycle for those of us under 150 lbs...
so glad Aidan is doing so well with it! can't wait to see more pics and a writeup of his first contest.

what region will you compete? (your...
Forum: Trials 12-01-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 311,175
Posted By amcross
LOOVE the pics, Garthe! what's the GG trials bike...

LOOVE the pics, Garthe! what's the GG trials bike he's on now?
AMC
Forum: Trials 10-31-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By amcross
sorry! ;) don't know. if you drop me an email...

sorry! ;)
don't know. if you drop me an email to amc @ cwer . org (no spaces) - i will give her your emaill with your contact info and let her get bck with you, ok?
Forum: Trials 10-30-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By amcross
that's better! i had to cut and paste it back...

that's better! i had to cut and paste it back into the edit box. it worked! :eek1
Forum: Trials 10-30-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By amcross
awww...thanks ;) it might've been just the right...

awww...thanks ;) it might've been just the right day, or the fact that Ralph knows I genuinely believed I would never move out of Novice due to some real limitations in my learning curve early on.
...
Forum: Trials 10-30-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By amcross
COOL!! yes, there were 2 people taking photos....

COOL!!
yes, there were 2 people taking photos. one was royce's wife. the other was Mark Spring's wife. i'm friends with her on facebook. if you are on facebook find me and send a friend...
Forum: Trials 10-28-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By amcross
Phantom Leaves, Coal Hollow Day 2

Coal Hollow 1<SUP>st</SUP> Annual Day 2

This morning dawned brighter and happily less chilled than Saturday. The ground was still covered in frost, but not nearly so thick as Saturday morning....
Forum: Trials 10-28-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By amcross
weirrrrd...I neither set the text to black nor...

weirrrrd...I neither set the text to black nor took out the paragraph breaks, and now it won't let me fix it. :(
Forum: Trials 10-26-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,120
Posted By amcross
Thanks Laser, appreciated the sane advice. (I'm...

Thanks Laser, appreciated the sane advice. (I'm actually 5'6 and 130 lbs, so I'm not "tiny" but I am small and light and ride 'light' if you will.)

Sadly, MOST people kept telling me that the 80s...
Forum: Trials 10-26-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By amcross
Thanks so much guys. I just thought it was such a...

Thanks so much guys. I just thought it was such a wonderfully generous thing they did for me. No idea if they normally do it for a rider's first ever clean loop ... but it SURE was a wonderful...
Forum: Trials 10-26-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By amcross
Sorry you missed it! Hope to see you at another...

Sorry you missed it! Hope to see you at another one... it was a fun day, wish it was a 2-day!
Forum: Trials 10-26-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By amcross
Laugh Phantom Leaves and Lines of Coal Hollow OH - 10/26/13

THE HAUNTING LEAVES OF COAL HOLLOW, Saturday 10/26/13
It was quite a chilly morning, when first we heard the wonderful sound of 2-stroke trials bikes today. The frost was thick and crisp on...
Forum: Trials 10-24-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By amcross
Thumb How One Trials Rider went out of his way to encourage a relative newbie.....

his came in my mail today...it had me quite literally in tears. WHAT A KEEPSAKE.

A thousand thanks to Nancy and Ralph Littlefield for doing this for me. It was a proud day, and it means so much...
Forum: Trials 10-24-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By amcross
Yes, we would consider this (midwesterners here)...

Yes, we would consider this (midwesterners here) ... I'm certainly not good enough to compete and doubt I would be any time soon. But one of mIke's goals is to ride A national by his 50th birthday,...
Forum: Trials 10-22-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By amcross
PS, Ron - I was soo sad that I didn't get to...

PS, Ron - I was soo sad that I didn't get to finish out the day and ride my 4 loops!! It was such fun to be tackling (most of) the intermediate lines... and to actually use a clutch wheelie in a...
Forum: Trials 10-22-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By amcross
HEY!! So you were!! Glad you enjoyed the...

HEY!! So you were!! Glad you enjoyed the writeup...I have great fun writing them. It's such fun to hear what people "see" when they read my writeups.:ear

NWC - it was GREATTT to see Kaylie beating...
Forum: Trials 10-21-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By amcross
Laugh Riding NITRO's Byron IL 1-day 10/20/13!

Had a GREAT day yesterday at Byron IL. the motocross / motorcycle park is a great facility, and it was fun to watch the motocrossers practicing during some down time! Camping was great, we were the...
Forum: Trials 10-18-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,525
Posted By amcross
Yeah doug was a MEAAANNNIE in that section!! :) ...

Yeah doug was a MEAAANNNIE in that section!! :)

Seriously, as a newbie, i'm glad we have the classes we do and honestly wish we had one more ... a local organization does "beginner" which has a...
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