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Nomads Trial Results - Welgelegen Farm Mar 2017

The day was hot and still, and most competitors were exhausted by the end.  We had 3 sections at the dam, and the other five around the parking area: 3 in the forest, 1 in the river/ditch, and 1 in the open at the trailer.  We were grateful for the shade.

Spectators, dogs and children all enjoyed the outing.

Nomads Trial - Bonthuys

2017-03-19 09:00

The Nomads trial for March is on Welgelegen Farm in Kuilsriver, on Sunday 19 March.  Since this coming Sunday 12th is the Cape Town Cycle Tour, we are doing the cleanup at Welgelegen on Saturday 11th March.

Please come help clean and set sections for the trial this Saturday.  We will also be holding a short meeting to discuss running a leg of the Nationals.  Those who want to come ride and practice will need to pay the farmer R50.

Zonnebloem Fun Trial Cleanup

2014-02-02 08:00

We are preparing sections and cleaning up at Zonnebloem.

Come early to avoid the heat of the day.

A cleanup session is a great way to learn about setting sections, and a preview of what the trial will involve, so come along.  Typically we get to ride also, so it is a practice with some work thrown in.

Bring gardening tools (but don't let your wife see - you will get it in the neck about never doing anything around the house).  Typically:

How does one score in trials?

The idea is that the person who puts his foot down (a dab) the least often is the winner.

Dabs (1 point)

Isn't Trials Dangerous?

Due to the slow speeds and grading of sections, trials is quite safe.  That is why we ride in t-shirts and open-face helmets.

Every competition or practice involves riding sections that are graded for the skill-level of the rider.  There are three basic skill levels, though in some regions there are intermediate levels between them:

 

What is "Trials"

Trials (also knowns as "footup trials"), is a motorcycle riding discipline where riders attempt to ride a short, technically challenging course without putting their feet on the ground.

Competitions involve riding several short, marked "sections" and tallying the number of times each rider puts their foot down ("dabs").  The sections are marked such that beginners have easier obstacles that require less skill and commitment, while experts need to ride more advanced lines.

Marmoran

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Fun Trial Day

2012-02-26 09:00
  • The trial is at Bonthuys Farm on the 26th Feb. There is also no obligation to finish all the sections &/or laps.
  • Arrive at 9am and should end around 1pm.
  • Venue payment is R50/day/rider (or R500 for the year at Bonthuys farm. Club trials are at various venues, through the year.)
  • Bring the family along there’s; grass, shade, toilets, braai facilities.
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