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Old 11-02-2012, 11:17 PM   #16
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Ok, You have it the log dialed in............

Now, You know in your head you can and will do it all,
But back up a bit, most sections you will encounter like Gordy said, will be mostly turns, off camber both ways with maybe a 8-12" log, usually at a 90Deg.
If you really want to learn stuff quick, and if you are good at that clutch, try your hardest to just forget about 1st gear, Thats right, throw it away, work on setting that throttle at one speed just above idle, and work the clutch and practice full lock circles, back and fourth figure eights etc,If its a bit much for you, see if you can remove half of the clutch springs in your bike, this will give you a super light feel, and maybe enough slip in the clutch to help not jump on you..
get bored? well throw a tiny log in the way, work on the load unload over logs etc,
There is so much wonderful people out there to help with tips, also on the TTC web site with videos,
Just dont try to much to fast, also dont be afraid to wear more protective stuff when learning, Trials injurys are way different than most faster riding boo boo's...most are blunt ones where they bruise for weeks !!
I have an awesome bruise pik to prove but would most likely be censored here
Just have fun, the learning curve is unreal !!
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:40 AM   #17
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Good tip on getting the clutch skills going.

There is so much to learn in this sport and it truly is a case of we don't know what we don't know!!

Gotta get on the road for this weekends event. . Now I get to see what things I don't know that I had no idea that I was supposed to know.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:05 AM   #18
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I can't watch the videos...
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:52 AM   #19
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Cool2

how weird that you can't see the 2nd video when both are posted on facebook...hmmm...

AH, I found the problem. The video was originally posted into a group, if you don't belong to the group you cannot see it.

here, try this ... https://www.facebook.com/video/video...69675876&saved

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:57 AM   #20
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For those of you who've read my ramblings these past few months, you know that wheelies have been my nemesis. I'm very lightweight (<120 lbs), have poor natural balance and no natural rhythm, a genetic disorder that means I have to be careful about falling/hurting myself, and an inadequate level of testosterone. the perfect combination for a trials rider, right???? As little as 2 weeks ago I could not consistently get the front wheel adequately off the ground to clear a 2x4.

But, I'm beaming from ear to ear today. Yup, ear to ear.
Monday's beam was pretty large -- going UP this danged log when it was against the concrete 'patio' .. so it was just up and then ride out level.
Wednesday's beam was next -- learning to ride from the concrete, onto the log on the skidplate,and ride her OFF the log.
But today ... today was the rockin'est.
Today, Trixter and I managed the log, the whole log, no concrete pad to break it into baby steps.
yes, it is only about 18" or so tall .. but a week ago I would've said it might as well be 18' tall for all the chance of MY riding over it!!!
(THANKS new trials friend Dave Jones for being there and helping Mike spot so that I could give this a try!!!!)


MONDAY:

https://www.facebook.com/v/10151065669675876




AND THURSDAY https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151061323015876 :



I LOVE THIS THREAD !

but please, for the love of all things holy, do NOT HOST PHOTOS OR VIDEOS ON FACEBOOK ! host em on youtube, vimeo, or somewhere, but not facebook. those links work 40% of the time, for facebook users, the rest of us without facebook will never see your AWESOME PROGRESS.

:-)

rock on !
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scrolling through the words to get to the pictures is cool, but i'm really just here for the tracks and waypoints... post some ok ?
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:18 AM   #21
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I LOVE THIS THREAD !

but please, for the love of all things holy, do NOT HOST PHOTOS OR VIDEOS ON FACEBOOK ! host em on youtube, vimeo, or somewhere, but not facebook. those links work 40% of the time, for facebook users, the rest of us without facebook will never see your AWESOME PROGRESS.

:-)

rock on !
Yeah, if it is on "your" facebook, nobody can watch them (usually due to your "facebook privacy settings" if they aren't in your friends lists already, signed into facebook, and have access to facebook at all, when they click on the video.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:45 AM   #22
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Thanks, gentlemen,

Because of the nonprofit I run, my personal facebook and my nonprofit's facebook are fully visible and so should show anywhere any time, whether the viewer is a facebook member or no... but I'll try to remember to put bike videos on youtube for advrider.

Can everyone see both of these now, though? or do i need to repost the "step 1 -- up without the down" a 3rd time???

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Old 11-05-2012, 03:18 PM   #23
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Two outta three. The "Thursday" video is still locked out.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #24
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Two outta three. The "Thursday" video is still locked out.
Yup,no Thursday video,but I liked the slow-mo on the other ones,helps me see how to recover my body after impact.Me....not as smooth
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:47 PM   #25
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Let's see if everyone can see the youtube versions -- which are in the new thread!!!! to aovid confusion, i hope!
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:27 PM   #26
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do they work for you???

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839232
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:24 PM   #27
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Both videos in that link worked fine for me!
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