classicbikeshows: The Classic Dirt Bike Experience (Man Rides Over Car)

The gentle art of trials riding doesn't generally include climbing over a car but, looked at objectively, the skills needed in normal trials are all on display in this stunt.

For example, if you imagine the car to be a large rock then lining your motorcycle up to attack it square on is important and the procedure is just the same as it would be for a large rock. Accelerate towards the obstacle in second gear, once the front wheel is over the lip of the boot, or 'rock', ease the throttle and allow the momentum to carry bike and rider up the slope/rear window. Once on the top of the car/rock accelerate gently down the front window/slope, blipping the throttle before the front wheel leaves the bonnet. This stops the front end tucking under and pitching the rider over the bars. As a certain furry advert character would say... 'simples'... for more extreme fun... add a sidecar that is as wide as the car...

What it's all about...

The International Classic Motorcycle Show is very much a traditional classic show that attracts the best from around the world. There are club stands, trade stands, private entries and a massive autojumble that fills several of the halls and outside field at the Stafford County Showground. It is always a great draw for the enthusiast and last year over 30,000 people flocked to the showground, will you be one of them this year? Bonhams Auctioneers & Valuers always run a classic auction on Sunday, viewing on Saturday. Car parking is FREE for the duration of the weekend to visitors.

• Find our more - visit  http://www.classicbikeshows.com

 

The Classic MotorCycle Issue 41-09 - September 2014

Where legends come to life

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