Say you find yourself riding along and suddenly you are confronted with a chunk of 4×4 lumber directly in your path, would you know how to maybe get over it ? … I wood
Check out this article: (sure hope this link works :i
and note “the bike-handling skills gained from trials riding are transferrable to any form of two-wheeled sport, so anyone can benefit from it.”
The internet is chock full of Trials cross training in practice; Superbike, Canadian #1 Champ Jordan Szoke, …Trials rider. In extreme Enduro events like Erzberg’ the Iron Giant and Italy’ Hell’s Gate, Taddy Blazusiak, Dougie Lampkin, Graham Garvis and Taichi Tanaka dominate the podium, … all world class Trials riders.
When movie makers need a skilled motorcycle stunt performer they call in a Trials rider, and no; blue screen special effects like Mission Improbable don’t count :p
Want to be a Hill-Climber or one of those guys that do nose wheelies and tail stands on a massive street bike, better get some hang time on a 170 lb. Trials bike first.
Try it, you’ll like it and find yourself being a better street rider for it, guaranteed.