Observed Trials Tech

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Does Riding with the GURU Really Work or PeeWee's First Intermediate Ride

As most of you know PeeWee gets to ride with the Guru any time he wants to. Most of you have expressed the view of this being an unfair advantage. This being said, and PeeWee having won the ITSA 2006 Historic Novice Championship, moved up for 2007 to intermediate.
Let's take a look at how this first outing went shall we.

Take note that in looking at the other tracks on the bank it appears that PeeWee has selected a different line. (1)Is this new choice something he has heard the Guru talk about or even try? (2)Will it set him up better for the next obstacle? (3)Is he just out of shape and missed it?

Well if you picked #3 you would have been correct. I must admit I have showed him how to end up like this with some amazing visual demonstrations, but I always follow it up with "DON'T DO THAT!" or "Kids, DON'T try this at home!"
The problem started 30 feet earlier in the section and is a prime example of how hard it is to recover from simply getting a little off center. Sometimes an extra dab is worth it...Would have saved a 5!

Now, I know we have all been standing in this position at one time or another. Most of us do it on a regular basis. Yes, everybody saw it but this time I had my Camera ready!
Thanks PeeWee for the photo opportunity!
I must add, you had a great ride for your first venture into the next level of your trials career. Congratulations on your Championship and good luck as an intermediate.....Remember we are all watching....Especially now!




  • At 4:07 PM, Blogger Pee Wee said…

    Ah, the pleasures of a good challenge. The Guru is right, I started this crash two car-lengths prior to the fun really starting.

    I just love it when the Guru shows up at a section and gets his camera out. I usually don't disapoint him, this is a case in point.

    Sure am glad you figured out how to make those pics clickable for a larger view, oh yes. Now I can re-live that ass-over-head moment over and over.

  • At 9:57 PM, Blogger cpt. Dick said…

    I can't believe Hocky Boy stopped laughing long enough to help him up. Didn't PeeWee clean the rest of the loop?
    I got faith in ya Peewee , you will be the class off the B riders soon.

  • At 6:40 PM, Blogger Nubbie said…

    What are you staring at in the last pix.


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