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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2013, 12:09:26 am »
Get your instructor to take some pics, of you going through the motions, this thread needs a few, jups.  ;)
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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2013, 06:10:19 am »
Nice one Jupiter - I also decided to give trials a go - Beta 290. Just not getting the time.  >:(
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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2013, 08:05:31 am »
Get your instructor to take some pics, of you going through the motions, this thread needs a few, jups.  ;)

Will do that, but at the moment both cameras are in for repairs and I don't have the cell phone thing.
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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2013, 08:17:57 am »
Nice one Jupiter - I also decided to give trials a go - Beta 290. Just not getting the time.  >:(

One just makes the time. When I get into something like this, and I have lots of this'es, I book a spot for it. Every afternoon, after I had my coffe and changed clothes, its 15 min practice and every Saturday afternoon at 1530 its playtime, and the rest gets arranged around it.

OK, I do have a lot of time for myself to arrange my life, but that's what you gotta do. Set the time aside and DO IT.
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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2013, 08:24:38 am »
Very nice Jupiter...been playing with the idea for a while.

The pros for trails (compared to Enduro) is compelling..cheap start up, comparatively low maintenance, you can actually do it in your back yard due to small space required and low noise.

Obviously the gain in technical prowess on two wheels is huge and a bonus.

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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2013, 08:38:20 am »
Nice one Jupiter - I also decided to give trials a go - Beta 290. Just not getting the time.  >:(

One just makes the time. When I get into something like this, and I have lots of this'es, I book a spot for it. Every afternoon, after I had my coffe and changed clothes, its 15 min practice and every Saturday afternoon at 1530 its playtime, and the rest gets arranged around it.

OK, I do have a lot of time for myself to arrange my life, but that's what you gotta do. Set the time aside and DO IT.

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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2013, 08:39:30 am »
Like I say, just do it. Don't make like me and wait 30 years, with all sorts of 'valid' excuses.


Come guys, this thread is for all us wannabees. Gooi your piccies and stories too.  :thumleft:
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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2013, 02:56:34 pm »
A question for the slim manne.

I'm now shopping for a set of trials boots. Looking to get GAR. Told for the money its as good as you get.

Now... polished black or the softer suede type ? Would I, as a beginner, really know the difference.

One consideration I have is that I don't have proper riding boots at all and do trips and tours with my vellies. I'm told the polished black does give more protection and can therefore use them for my other riding as well.

I like value out of my money.

What you think ?
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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2013, 03:04:04 pm »
A question for the slim manne.

I'm now shopping for a set of trials boots. Looking to get GAR. Told for the money its as good as you get.

Now... polished black or the softer suede type ? Would I, as a beginner, really know the difference.

One consideration I have is that I don't have proper riding boots at all and do trips and tours with my vellies. I'm told the polished black does give more protection and can therefore use them for my other riding as well.

I like value out of my money.

What you think ?

Die antwoord is vellies  :deal:



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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2013, 03:07:50 pm »
Arm man het nie style nie  :spitcoffee: Ek het net die een paar skoene, dra by die huis, werk en bike ry. Smaak nie moeite van kies wat om te dra nie.
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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2013, 03:12:10 pm »
Jupiter ... here are some nice sites you might enjoy

http://trialstrainingcenter.com/

http://www.trialscentral.com/

Hey Grim ... don't be such a stranger man ... come ride with at Olifants once in a while ... they have added some really nice new bits and pieces  :thumleft:
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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2013, 03:13:57 pm »
Thanks. Will have a look later.
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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2013, 03:20:32 pm »
Trail boots are quite soft, and designed to compliment the tight pants...



I believe your wifes stretchy jeans will compliment the vellies.

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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2013, 03:35:08 pm »
Hey Grim ... don't be such a stranger man ... come ride with at Olifants once in a while ... they have added some really nice new bits and pieces  :thumleft:

Saturday mornings aren't really an option for me at the moment...
Come back to your roots and ride at my place :)

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And trials boots offer great grip & flexibility for when you need to get the most out of putting your foot down, but not so much in the "protection from dropping a ds bike on your ankle" department.
Forma ATV1's are a good compromise, and I haven't noticed any difference between the suede & black Gar's...

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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2013, 08:43:46 pm »
Lekker when you try and try... and then it goes PING ! Was practicing dynamic balancing. Could just not stop, hold it, blip forward, stop hold it, etc. Kept on loosing balance, so tried a few things

First got my body lower with more of a crouch over the bars(I'm rather tall) Next, we learn on our DS bikes to look up ahead where we going. I was doing that. Like I said, on the trials bike the target is here in front of you, so I changed my focus and there you go.

Nice and relaxed stop-goes accross the lawn, holding it for a few seconds everytime and zig-zagging the handle bars as I move along.

Very chuffed. Also inbetween got some nice controlled front wheel lifts over the tree roots.  :thumleft:

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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2013, 05:07:12 am »
Lekker when you try and try... and then it goes PING ! Was practicing dynamic balancing. Could just not stop, hold it, blip forward, stop hold it, etc. Kept on loosing balance, so tried a few things

First got my body lower with more of a crouch over the bars(I'm rather tall) Next, we learn on our DS bikes to look up ahead where we going. I was doing that. Like I said, on the trials bike the target is here in front of you, so I changed my focus and there you go.

Nice and relaxed stop-goes accross the lawn, holding it for a few seconds everytime and zig-zagging the handle bars as I move along.

Very chuffed. Also inbetween got some nice controlled front wheel lifts over the tree roots.  :thumleft:


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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2013, 07:59:52 am »
Lekkkooorrrrrr Jup :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Nou vir daai fotos en videos  :deal:
 

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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2013, 08:08:54 am »
.....I see nothing....
 

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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2013, 01:06:59 pm »
OK, here goes, just to show what a bit of practice can do  :eek7: Just kidding, previous owner playing with my bike.  :biggrin: Love the pic.

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Re: The Palooka Trials Rider's Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2013, 02:57:24 pm »
Jup

My gat jeuk, hy moet gekrap word....ek spring heeltyd tussen werk en Gumtree (search: trials bikes).Enigste probleem is dat hier niemand in die area is wat trials ry nie, die leer-kurwe gaan stadig wees. :-\

Ons soek nou n paar fodies met jou onder die bike....en lags aan...en vooroor....sodat ons n paar tips kan vat. :deal: