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post #1 of 14 Old 06-04-2011, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Is anyone interested in Trials???

There's a NATC National Championship round next weekend here in Pa.... Just wondering if anyone here knew about it and was planning on attending, We'll be there to cheer my son on....

Here's a link...D6 Trials 2011 AMA/NATC Moto Trials National Championship Series
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post #2 of 14 Old 06-04-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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PA is a little far from CA....but yes. Best of luck...that's some serious skill your son has.
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I'm in that area of PA right now for the Durty Dabbers AMA dual sport ride. I got to trail ride with Mike Laffery today. My good riding buddy is helping set up that trials event next weekend. Have fun and good luck!
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The most amazing riding ever seen. I went to a competition years ago in Holbrook, AZ. Those guys (and gals) were going up stuff I would think a goat would not be able to. If you can attend, you will not regret it.

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I wish I could. I would love to see an actual trials event. I got to see and hang out with Tommy Avahla afew years ago, great guy and awsome sport. Would like to try it myself(just for fun). Good luck to your son.

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I love trials but there are not very many events to go watch. I wish it was bigger here in the US. It seems like all the trials action is in Europe.

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Trials is almost a secret sport here in America... Seems people would rather see bikes flying 80 feet over a triple jump in a stadium than launching up a 20 foot vertical ledge with an overhang at the top, all from a standing stop with less than 10 feet of run at it. Not to take anything away from the motocross guys, I raced for 19 years and only started riding trials after I blew out my right ACL in an Arenacross.
My son started out riding bicycle trials when he was about 10, won his first NORBA National Championship when he was 13, and went on to win 19 Pro Mens titles before he hung it up in 02. The last 4 years of his career he had to opportunity to spend 5 weeks every summer competing in Europe and Japan, representing the USA in the world championships, and was the US team captain when the UCI World Finals were held in Durango Colorado in 01.
He just got back into Mototrials about 4 years ago and competes in the Expert class in the Nationals on a Beta. We're lucy enough to live in one of the Trials hotspots here in Pa.--- There are also pockets of enthusiasm in western NY, Tennesee, Ohio and a bunch in the southwest and northern Calli.
Here's a few videos of my son playing around on his bike...
http://d6trials.com/?p=1062
http://d6trials.com/?p=459
http://d6trials.com/?p=1284
In the Bicycle video, J's the one on the bike with the bright green wheels...

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It is almost a hidden sport in the U.S.

If you would like to watch a 'local' Trial (or join us) out club puts on Trials in the NC, VA area. We usual run a 9 Trial Series. Our next event is Jun 19 in Axton, VA.

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Trials is almost a secret sport here in America... Seems people would rather see bikes flying 80 feet over a triple jump in a stadium than launching up a 20 foot vertical ledge with an overhang at the top, all from a standing stop with less than 10 feet of run at it. Not to take anything away from the motocross guys, I raced for 19 years and only started riding trials after I blew out my right ACL in an Arenacross.
My son started out riding bicycle trials when he was about 10, won his first NORBA National Championship when he was 13, and went on to win 19 Pro Mens titles before he hung it up in 02. The last 4 years of his career he had to opportunity to spend 5 weeks every summer competing in Europe and Japan, representing the USA in the world championships, and was the US team captain when the UCI World Finals were held in Durango Colorado in 01.
He just got back into Mototrials about 4 years ago and competes in the Expert class in the Nationals on a Beta. We're lucy enough to live in one of the Trials hotspots here in Pa.--- There are also pockets of enthusiasm in western NY, Tennesee, Ohio and a bunch in the southwest and northern Calli.
Here's a few videos of my son playing around on his bike...
D6 Trials JJ Climbing a rock in slow motion at Hillsgrove
D6 Trials 10/4/2009 JJ Gregorowicz riding section 11, Hillsgrove PA
D6 Trials Video of JJ, Marc and Logan riding bicycles at Farrandsville
In the Bicycle video, J's the one on the bike with the bright green wheels...
Good stuff! Thanks!

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Where is the course exactly? I ran distric 6 hare scrambles years ago, but those tracks are widely known. Its been years since I have seen a national trials run. I could not find the link for directions, but if ya do please repost. Pine grove maybe?
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