Hi all. This is just a real quickie video that shows the new stuff I just learned…Yesterday. It’s TOTALLY child’s play to most of you, but for an old guy like me, I’m pretty jazzed about it, so I thought I’d share it with you all.
Also, if you watch it I’d really appreciate tips and advice if I’m doing this stuff the wrong way, or how maybe I can improve upon it.
This vid also “re-introduces” me to my 20" summit trials, since for the last several months I’ve been riding muni exclusively. It’s also a pretty short vid (only 8 megs at full res.) so if you hate it at least you didn’t watse that much time! Lol.:D:)
Nice progress Terry. My only wish is that I lived closer to you so that I could ride with you sometime. I’m going to have to try both of these the next time I’m out riding. If one old dog can learn these tricks, this dog should be able to learn them also. Really enjoy your videos.
Thanks! Yeah, I’ll bet you could learn both of those things after a little practice. For me, it was mostly thinking that I couldn’t do it so why try! Then I just decided to go for it. That kick up took me waaaaay more than four attempts (as in the video’s subtitle, "fourth time’s the charm!) to land it. Probably more like 50! That I couldn’t do the crank grab to rubber was also all in my head. I thought that since I couldn’t compress the tire, how could I jump up! The hard part was learning to keep my balance once I landed on the object, by keeping most of my weight on my left side. Also, I’m old so part of it was that I was afraid to fall and get hurt! Again, I just went for it. Now go out there and try it! And then post a video! Good luck…you can do it!
don’t think of it as being old, think of it as being ‘well matured’ or ‘wise’ compared to geological time you’re probly less then a millasecond! any ways you should make a longer trials vid now that you’ve mastered the force.
That’s a cool way spin it! I gotta remember that! I’m gonna put together a trialsy type course in my backyard-that way I can, (and no doubt will) make tons of mistakes that (hopefully) nobody else will have the misfortune to witness!