I’m baaaaaaaack

Where have I been? I’ve been in Tennessee for the past week, taking photos and video and blogging at the Trials Training Center, a client. And when I wasn’t working, I was playing and learning. Motorcycle trials is essentially obstacle course competition on a dirt bike. You ride over stuff trying not to put your feet down. (If you’re interested, see our Minnesota-based trials club site/blog called the Upper Midwest Trials Association.)

Griff Wigley Griff Wigley Karl Davis, Jr.
Left and center: me.
Right: a 15 year-old kid from Florida, playing on a rock. He held the bike in that position for several seconds, hopping up and down on the back wheel. I’m going to learn to do that when I’m older.


  1. Jerry Bilek said:

    Great photos Griff. I want to see you in action though. Got any video?

    I didn’t know there was a motorized version of trials…very cool. I’ve only ever seen the bike version and Hans “no-way” Rey

    My bike envy just went way up.

    April 2, 2008
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    Yeah, Hans Rey and Ot Pi…. two of the best-known bicycle trials riders with the cool short names.

     Alas, no video of me, Jerry. But here’s a clip of my instructor, Andrew, that I took. I’m sure I’ll be at his level Real Soon Now.

    April 2, 2008
  3. Kurt Larson said:

    Give us the details of your bike,,,,,

    April 2, 2008
  4. Jerry Bilek said:

    He’s good, very good. I might have to start collecting logs and set up a course in my back yard.

    April 2, 2008
  5. I am duly impressed by that video. It shows how you really have to let the bike become an extension of your own body.
    I dropped my bike twice one year, and got it caught on fire last time I rode it.
    And that was just plane ol riding. hehehe. Goes to show whimps shouldn’t try that stuff at home. But it was soo ooooo oooo much fun and a sense of freedom, once you know the road well.

    Thanks for the memories, GW. Ohno, Gee Dub! ahahahahaaaaa! get it?

    April 2, 2008
  6. Griff Wigley said:

    OMG, that’s amazing, Jerry. I gotta learn some of those tricks when I get older.

    April 26, 2009

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