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About DeersSlayer

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    Trials Monkey

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    motocycle trips, mountain biking, hiking, curling
  • Location
    Ottawa, Canada

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    Inspired Flow Plus, Echo 24"
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  1. Thanks for fixing the advertising, looking forward to visiting the site often!
  2. I hope it's successful, as I'm in NA. But if you continue with auto-scrolling advertising nailed to the top of the window, which I cannot hide or get away from, then I'm out. I absolutely *HATE* moving/scrolling/flashing ads that cannot be hidden.
  3. On the last section, on the big beam? I don't think the announcers mentioned it, thought it was just me. Jack's ride on that section was interesting, he seemed to be smiling while talking with the observers at the end...
  4. Even your crashes are smooth. Music fits too.
  5. Didn't that guy ever watch the start of a Flintstones episode?
  6. Covering the rear brake would help more, yes? ;-) Just theory here, I still have not learned to manual or bunny hop....
  7. It's going to take me a long time to find out which one I like better. I like having both as some things seem easier to learn on the street, some easier on the comp. Practice and patience. And definitely try track stands on all my bikes, every time I ride!
  8. The TrashZen website is really good too. It has lots of slow motion videos of just about every basic trials skill. I just started a few months ago, at age 56. I don't expect to get good, but I am improving, and really enjoying it! The slow speed skills transfer to other bikes too. Recently I've been riding my FatTire bike a lot in spring runoff very soggy conditions. I'm pretty sure I would have fallen over in a couple of large deep puddles with soft mud bottoms, if I had not been practicing on a trials bike all winter in my garage. Ended up riding really slowly in those puddles because the back tire spins in the mud....
  9. My Echo trial 24" is less than 9 kg. My Inspired Flow Plus is nearly 12 kg. My FatBike is 16 kg; a battleship?
  10. Interesting. I'm already progressing slowly, but I expected that because I'm old. I'm now mostly riding the pure trials 24" as it's a lot lighter. I'm still progressing slowly at trackstands too. But after practicing them mostly on the pure trials, they seem to be easier to do on the Inspired. Swapping between the pure trials 24" and the FatBike is amusing. :-)
  11. Rims off the bike, I agree. But for some reason I really like how they contrast with the otherwise completely stealth and minimalist bike.
  12. I did pick up an Echo 24" Trial too. Cleaned up my back yard a little, and had a go on some pallets. Yes, 2 of them are decked with cedar or pressure treated *leftover* wood. They're smooth, my yard isn't! What a difference compared to riding in my garage and parking lots. Lots more yard work to come. My neighbors will be happy to see the junkyard-jungle gone. Not sure if they'll enjoy the sound of the rear brake honking... I need a LOT more practice before I go to 2 nearby parks that have a variety of big flat rocks on nice flat grass fields. The single track trails nearby give access to a few decent rocky areas too. By the time I'm ready to try that the trails should be a lot drier - currently lots of mud, new streams, big deep puddles... Almost fell over in one on the FatBike yesterday: water up to the top of my shoe and I spun the back tire. =8-0
  13. I don't think I'll ever be able to hop this bike much. Lofting the front is Ok, the back... Follow the ice block road (snow groomed for skate-skiing in winter, after many spring thaw-freeze cycles.) Bumpy, wet, and uphill. Once the single track trails dry up a bit (currently lots of spring-runoff new lakes and streams there), I'll switch to the mountain bike.
  14. I hope this North American trials site will include Canada. ;-)
  15. I have a problem with that many errors. Each one slows down reading comprehension while the reader's brain briefly fixes the error. I'm new to this forum, but I've already read enough of your posts to never want to read another one. If you can't be bothered to fix your many errors, I can't be bothered to read your posts. Almost everyone makes occasional writing errors, but leaving errors in nearly every sentence is pure laziness.