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slow ride club

Post by davej » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:45 pm

So far, i'm the only member.

I guess I should get another trials bike and try the discipline for real but for now I find myself plonking around the house on my dirtbike going as slow as possible. I still get my heart rate up and I'm overheating my 300 if I putt around too long. I bought a pair of electric pit bikes and they have turned out to be ideal for this activity.

If anyone is bored and wants to see if they are slower than me, let me know. Bring your bike or use one of mine. I'd especially like to have some advice from some trials riders as to which obstacles I have at my disposal are worth preserving or developing. I have a plethora of large boulders to configure and some are already tastefully stacked about 4 feet high.

Alternatively, post pics of your own backyard skills training obstacles to spread some ideas.

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Re: slow ride club

Post by Laoch » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:54 pm

In. I've been doing the same for years. I'm getting my old, old trials bike back soon. For now I just creep around the yard on my ktm and try not to fall over.

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Re: slow ride club

Post by juddspaintballs » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:31 pm

I have a couple large tires sitting around that I never did anything with. I should figure that out...
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Re: slow ride club

Post by Bucho » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:03 am

Cool Dave! I like stealing my kid’s OSET for some slow balance practice
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Re: slow ride club

Post by Rut Row » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:41 am

oh I definitely want to come play. I'll bring my electric bike too. Might be late Nov before I can get free though.
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Re: slow ride club

Post by davej » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:26 pm

yeah this might turn out to be fun...

These showed up and can be incorporated somewhere
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Re: slow ride club

Post by Boom Boom » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:38 pm

davej wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:26 pm
yeah this might turn out to be fun...

These showed up and can be incorporated somewherelogs.jpg
Now this is a good start...
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Re: slow ride club

Post by davej » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:28 pm

Boom Boom wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:38 pm
davej wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:26 pm
yeah this might turn out to be fun...

These showed up and can be incorporated somewherelogs.jpg
Now this is a good start...
tree crotch.jpg
I have a couple of these forked tree keyhole scenarios, this one is too narrow for a 2 stroke to slow-roll through. (see expansion chamber hangs up on the crotch) I think a trials bike or an aggressive regular bike would clear the fork pretty well. I might also build a small kicker or ramp for these, the other one is about 8 inches higher than this one

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Re: slow ride club

Post by Bucho » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:42 pm

Bars seem to fit through fine!

Good stuff.
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Re: slow ride club

Post by Marylander » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:17 pm

davej wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:28 pm
I have a couple of these forked tree keyhole scenarios, this one is too narrow for a 2 stroke to slow-roll through. (see expansion chamber hangs up on the crotch) I think a trials bike or an aggressive regular bike would clear the fork pretty well. I might also build a small kicker or ramp for these, the other one is about 8 inches higher than this one
Without being there in person I'm betting you can get through like you would on a big log: lift the front wheel so that the tire hits close to the top and stay on the gas to pop over.

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