This past weekend the FIM Trial World Championship kicked off in Japan with the new NO-STOP rule. Many of the riders have voiced their frustrations with the new rules in post race interviews this week. On the other hand there are many riders that are using the new rule to their advantage and with smooth fluent riding have climbed the ladder to set high on the podium. I was curious to see how the observers did at the opening round, so I started my search on the inter-web.
There is not a lot of video posted yet, but I found a spectator who posted 50 or so videos from the two day event. It was very interesting to see how the riders twisted the rules as much as possible to make it look like they were keeping forward momentum. I do have to say that it is kind of fun to watch the more continues action, but I’m still trying to figure out how flipping the bike 180 degrees is considered a forward motion.
View the VIDEOS HERE
Check out this great video of Dougie Lampkin touring the Red Bull racing facility.
The American Dream Trip
Karl Davis Jr. and Bryan Roper are ready to take on the world! The American Dream is a collaboration between Davis and Roper to raise money for the two riders to compete in the 2014 FIM World Trials Championship. Both riders will be promoting riding schools, shows, accepting donations, and searching for sponsors to help funding for the trip around the world.
The two riders are currently sponsored by Ryan Young Products, Sherco, Maxima Racing Oils and AIRes. Could your company be the next logo to go on their jerseys? Competing in the world championship can be very costly and the niche sport of trials doesn’t bring in the huge endorsements of companies like professional motocross teams, but through the power of the web and social media these two young riders are reaching out to everyone that may be willing to help out.
If you would like to donate or just follow this virtual journey, check out “The American Dream” website or social media pages.
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Check out Keith Wineland and Geoff Aaron during the 2013 Nuclear Cowboyz Tour. The Nuclear Cowboyz show is an adrenaline-packed narrative based futuristic saga defined through jaw-dropping freestyle motocross tricks meshed with stimulating pyrotechnic and laser displays all synchronized to heavy metal, rock alternative and electronic dubstep music. The 2013 tour comes to Texas twice this year with the first tour stop in San Antonio on Friday & Saturday February 1 & 2, 2013 at 7:30PM in the Alamodome.
If you can’t make the first visit to Texas then make sure and check these guys out in the final show of the year at Houston’s Reliant stadium on Saturday & Sunday April 27 & 28.
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Take a few minutes to check out Danny MacAskill killing it in IndusTRIAL Revolutions by Cut Media . MacAskill redefines urban landscape and turns it into his own trials playground.
Be sure an check out Danny MacAskill in his other acclaimed edits Inspired and Way Back Home.