12.06.2010,11:59 AM
Photo by Sergio: Trials video
Photo by Sergio

This is tantamount to gymnastics on a motorcycle!
Trails is fascinating; a different perspective to motorcycles because trials is a dynamic and intimate relationship between the athlete, the obstacles and the bike. If you watch closely, you can see why I used the term 'athlete'. This requires significant strength, coordination and strategical thinking by the individual on the bike. Why is there no seat on the bike? Because the athlete doesn't use one; he doesn't passively sit like the typical rider on motorcycles.

As a former competitive athlete, I can imagine the off-bike and cross-over training of the trials athlete. As a motorcycle rider, I can try to imagine what it involves on a motorcycle.

Fantastic video. Enjoy!
posted by Macrobe
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