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Post Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:25 am 
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I've ridden motorcycles of all types since I was 5 years old, and when I was about 11 I started competing in moto trials on a state and national level. For those that don't know, Moto trials is skill based rather than speed. Each competition has a round 5 laps of 10 "Sections" (a section of rough terrain that is taped and arrowed for each grade to have its separate line depending on ability). Riders are graded from Clubman (what you ride when you start) then you can improve your skills and go to C grade, B grade, A grade and Expert (Open) which is the pinnacle of this sport in Australia. In competition riders are scored by the amount of points they lose in a "section", with the lowest score at the end of the day being the winner. Getting thru a section without crashing, or using your feet to help is 0 Points, 1 foot is 1 point, 2 feet is 2 points, 3 or more is 3, and a crash or breaking a boundary tape is 5, which is the maximum for each section. (there are a few more rules than this but that is the gist of it).

When I started competing in 1997 I rode Mini-Bike (a class for 80cc trials machines). I rode this class for 2 years before going to Junior (riders up to 16yo). I enjoyed some good success in this grade including 2 QLD Championships, a NSW Championship and 3rd in Australia in 2001. When I turned 16 I made the step u to B grade, and a year later rode A/Expert for 3 years, due to a major crash and injury, plus the economic factors of riding Expert I decided to drop back to B grade and enjoy my riding. I also dabbled in riding old Twinshock Bikes at the QLD and Australian Titles, Resulting in 2 Second Placings and a Third Place in National competition.

I'm having a break now whilst I concentrate on other things but there has been a class introduced for over 35's at a National Level, so when I get closer to that age my goal is to win that elusive Australian Title.

Here is some pics and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Greenzook.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:41 pm 
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sweet bike! looks fun but way outa my league

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:08 am 
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Qthefun wrote:
sweet bike! looks fun but way outa my league


You can start of in a lower grade where the course is quite tame, and then move up as your skills progress. Even the lower grades you will find its a damn good workout!

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:49 pm 
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Hey what'dya know! I ride moto-trials too! The world's a small place sometimes

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:09 pm 
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Hey what'dya know! I ride moto-trials too! The world's a small place sometimes


Interesting.... I'll flick you a PM. Theres another Trials rider that i know of on this forum but I'll leave that a mystery for now :lol:

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:40 pm 
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Technotron101 wrote:
Hey what'dya know! I ride moto-trials too! The world's a small place sometimes


Interesting.... I'll flick you a PM. Theres another Trials rider that i know of on this forum but I'll leave that a mystery for now :lol:

Hi All,

Josh, I think I finally worked it out! :lol:

Apparently an Australian Title is not unachievable but getting your name on Twinshock Masters Trophy for the second time seems to be!

Maybe the 3 Trials riders should link up for a ride sometime, I know where you can borrow bikes. 8)

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Apparently an Australian Title is not unachievable but getting your name on Twinshock Masters Trophy for the second time seems to be!

Maybe the 3 Trials riders should link up for a ride sometime, I know where you can borrow bikes. 8)



This is why I did it back to back. :lol: Went for another attempt in '09 but could only manage 3rd. So 2 wins, a 2nd and a 3rd from 4 attempts is something I can live with.

Whose 2 times winners now? Myself, Mitch Green. ????


A ride sounds good one day!

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:34 am 
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Perhaps you should Purchase a Pretty, Pre-owned, Pre 86, Pride & Joy and Present yourself at Conondale on the first weekend of November?

The Perpetual Trophy will be on display for you to Preview the Previous Perpetrators and will be Presented to the Person who wins on the Day!

For some reason, I need to Pee?

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:59 pm 
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Tempting. I have a Suzuki trip booked for that weekend so maybe next year. I know the old boy is finally making a bike from those motors he got off you many years ago.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:47 pm 
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Hi all,

Josh, so six months has passed and I thought it about time I replied, some things can't be rushed. Any chance you can bring the SHERCO down for a comparison with ours?

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