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Friday, March 27, 2009

10 Reasons To Start BikeTrials

It has been more than a year since I started taking an interest in BikeTrials. Personally, I know of less than 10 persons in Malaysia, whom are interested in BikeTrials, and even less if I count those who ride trials. BikeTrials has been around for so many years the World over.

It is also a cycling sport that is sanctioned by UCI (International Cycling Union). Our neighbours bordering us, Singapore and Thailand, have a much bigger BikeTrial following, with Singapore leading the way. Why is it that out of a population of 27 millions, I know less than 10 Malaysian trial riders?

Here are 10 reasons why I think cyclists in Malaysia should take up BikeTrials:

  1. It is a great way to excercise and stay healthy; body, mind and soul!
  2. It is the ultimate individual sport on two wheels. Some event organisers are calling it a great spectator sport, because all eyes will be on the rider and machine.
  3. You will learn and master the art of riding and controlling a bike like never before.
  4. You can ride trials anywhere and anytime, rain or shine! 5 square feet will give you so much fun!
  5. You will be part of a select group of people that will help to spread and propel BikeTrials to the rest of Malaysia.
  6. You will be able to make so many friends.
  7. You will capture the imagination of all your non-cyclist as well as cyclist friends, whom will look at you in a totally new light... possibly "shock and awe"... LOL.
  8. Your seat-less bike will always be the center of attention where ever you go.
  9. You will never get tired of explaining what BikeTrial is... LOL.
  10. You will be so so so filled with personal satisfaction whenever you can achieve a new move or technique.
I am sure there are more than 10 reasons. But I will leave that to your imagination.

If you have decided that you wanna give BikeTrials a try, I gotta let you know that it is not going to happen over night. You should be prepared to dedicate time and effort to it. Watch BikeTrial videos over and over, again and again and again. Train, practice and train... :-)

So where to start... how about here? Btw, learning trials with friends is much faster and more fun!