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It's a very long shot, but does anyone here ride a Trials bike or have friends who do, particularly in the Central Ohio area?  I'm finding myself a bit bike-curious, but it doesn't seem like there are any Central Ohio clubs, or even riders with nearby places to practice.

Don't know what Trials is?  Here's a taste of the extreme versions:

Though I just want to practice this kind of stuff to develop enduro skills:

 

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2 hours ago, Uncle Punk said:

http://trialsinc.org/?trigger=hof

I have a 2003 trials bike that hasn't been ridden in almost five years that I could let go.

Interesting!  I’m not generally into clubs or competitions but they can teach one a lot.  What make and model?

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17 minutes ago, Uncle Punk said:

Pleasure doing business with you. Be safe and have fun enjoying your new to you bike.

I assume this means @smccrory has a new bike. :cheers:

I was also looking at trials to improve my off road skills but I was not ready to buy that quick :D

 

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Correct, he should be driving home with it as we type.

Prepare to be dazzled by his new found skills.

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2 hours ago, Uncle Punk said:

Pleasure doing business with you. Be safe and have fun enjoying your new to you bike.

Thank you too UP!  It was great meeting you in person, and thanks for indulging my interest in the shop and how stuff is designed and made there.  It's weird but all the smells of old and new equipment, oils and steel make me feel oddly at home, which I think has something to do with my grandpa Smith's and his brother's shops when I was a kid.  Funny how stuff like that works on the brain.

I hope we get a chance to ride in the near future - I want to see that new bike you just bought :-).

@CBBaron yep, she's in my garage drying off as we speak, with plans to go through the mechanical basics this weekend!

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I get what you're saying about feeling at home in a particular place by something indescribable. I hang out a Kennedy's Sport Cycles on Saturdays when I don't have anything going on and I get the same sensation there you are describing.

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I dare you to ride that one to work!   :lol:

Image result for Double dirty dog dare

 

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6 minutes ago, Wojo72 said:

I dare you to ride that one to work!   :lol:

I can't!  Not street legal, but if Steve will look the other way, I'll be happy to ride around the garage and dip into the woods area :-D

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1 minute ago, smccrory said:

I can't!  Not street legal, but if Steve will look the other way, I'll be happy to ride around the garage and dip into the woods area :-D

It's not illegal unless you get caught.

 

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14 minutes ago, Wojo72 said:

It's not illegal unless you get caught.

 

He better avoid mirrors 😂

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11 hours ago, smccrory said:

I can't!  Not street legal, but if Steve will look the other way, I'll be happy to ride around the garage and dip into the woods area :-D

From what I understand it is pretty easy to plate a bike in OH. Though a trials bike might not qualify because of lack of seat. :D

I would have to carry gas to ride that to work myself :lol: 

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Riding it to work would be difficult.

The bad:

1 The gearing would have to be changed to keep up with traffic.

2 Need to take your foot off of the peg to change gears, which would have to happen often.

3 The tires are magic off pavement and like riding on marbles on pavement.

4 The range of the gas tank is about the size of a push lawnmower.

The good:

1 Everything would be an obstacle that needs to be ran over. Filtering would mean driving OVER traffic instead of between it.

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it's trials I thought you would jump from moving car top to moving car top and be legal since you're not on the asphalt.

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I love how you guys think!

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Very cool.  I have a buddy that has one and a place to ride if you don't mind bringing it down to redneckistan.  I'll send you his info.  

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Check out this sexy little beast, all dressed up and ready for spring.  Thanks again UP!

 

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1 hour ago, alansz400 said:

Bring it to Loudonville I have a perfect place to practice. 

Will do Alan!  Don’t I recall you have one too?

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Don't own it just using a friends bike. The boys rode 110s last night it wasn't muddy at all. Sounds like that might change tonight. 

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48 minutes ago, alansz400 said:

Don't own it just using a friends bike. The boys rode 110s last night it wasn't muddy at all. Sounds like that might change tonight. 

Just as things were starting to dry out too.  This time of year around here is frustrating.

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