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It’s been scientifically proven that enduro, hard enduro, road, track, speedway or any other type of motorcycle enthusiasts will benefit from trials, and this podcast! Join your host David Grice as we do a round up of the latest news, events, products and services as well as rider interviews with experienced (and not-so experienced) riders to get an insight into the sport of trials and what makes it so much fun!

It’s been scientifically proven that enduro, hard enduro, road, track, speedway or any other type of motorcycle enthusiasts will benefit from trials, and this podcast! Join your host David Grice as we do a round up of the latest news, events, products and services as well as rider interviews with experienced (and not-so experienced) riders to get an insight into the sport of trials and what makes it so much fun!

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Australia

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It’s been scientifically proven that enduro, hard enduro, road, track, speedway or any other type of motorcycle enthusiasts will benefit from trials, and this podcast! Join your host David Grice as we do a round up of the latest news, events, products and services as well as rider interviews with experienced (and not-so experienced) riders to get an insight into the sport of trials and what makes it so much fun!

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English

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+61448653956


Episodes

E70: Stephen Fracy – 3 times Canadian Champion

5/13/2021
This episode I am excited to have Stephen Fracy on the podcast. Stephen is a very active member in the Canadian trials scene, and in this conversation we discuss his history with the sport, including his 3 Canadian championships. Stephen tells the amazing story of how he and his friend Stan, after only meeting once, conspired to undertake a massive road trip across the country to attempt the Canadian National championship. From that, they forged a long term partnership to make attacks...

Duration:00:56:37

E69: Jason Finn - The Trick Wizard

5/6/2021
This episode I am excited to have Jason Finn on the podcast. Jason maybe known to our UK listeners from his years of trials stunt shows that saw him travel the UK and even all the way to Australia as part of the Top Gear live series. Jason has been requested by a number of our listeners as well as a number of our guests. Jason got a few mentions on the episode we did with Robert Crawford, back on episode 60. As you hear in this interview Jason didn't start trials until relatively...

Duration:00:59:50

E68: Bernie Schreiber - Perception, Sections and Minders - Part 2

4/29/2021
This episode we are chatting with Bernie Schreiber. This is part 2 of a 2 part conversation with the 1979 world champion, 4 time NATC champion, 1982 SSDT winner and an AMA Hall of Fame inductee. For those of you that missed the last episode, I encourage you to go back and listen to episode 67 where we chat with Bernie about his trials journey, his career and its highlights followed by his post trials career in sport marketing. We also discuss how Bernie left trials pretty much cold...

Duration:01:04:14

E67: Bernie Schreiber - A goal without a plan is just a dream - Part 1

4/22/2021
This episode we are chatting with Bernie Schreiber. This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation with the 1979 world champion, 4 time NATC champion, 1982 SSDT winner and an AMA Hall of Fame inductee. I have to admit, these episodes are a little bit special...Bernie and I spent an enormous amount of time preparing for this and structuring the interview. It is without question the hardest I've had to work to produce a podcast but that makes it all the more rewarding. In part one we discuss...

Duration:01:22:40

E66: Louise Forsley - the best of both worlds

4/15/2021
This week I am excited to have Louise Forsley on the podcast. Louise is 6 time NATC Trials Champion, has represented her country at the TdN multiple times and is a an X-Games silver medalist. What makes this chat interesting is that Louise has had multiple absences from trials and we reflect on some of the reasons behind that. If you go back and listen to episode 46 with Karl Davis Junior, we talked extensively about the Stunt riding at the Marvel Universe live tour. Louise was also...

Duration:01:13:28

E65: Chris Bayles - A chat about all things Tassie and Trials

4/8/2021
This week I am excited to have Chris Bayles on the podcast. Chris has represented Australia at the TdN multiple times, has achieved #2 in the Australian championships, and has also done a SSDT. This interview was ~6 months in the making, but in a twist of fate due to relaxing of COVID travel restrictions, I was personally able to go down and attend the Tassie Titles in March. Although this episode was recorded about 4 weeks ago, it was great to be able to conduct a face to face podcast...

Duration:00:59:04

E64: Danny Butler - Back to MotoTrials & YouTube - Part 2

4/1/2021
Danny Butler achieved a world ranking on Number 3 in bicycle trials, but in a twist from the usual story he actually started in moto trials and had a very promising start becoming the British Youth Champion and Cheshire Centre Champion. He then went on to bicycles trials around the time the UK were having the Foot & Mouth outbreak and the ability to pursue trials was limited. As you will hear, Danny doesn't come across as someone that does anything in half-measure and so once he found...

Duration:00:57:06

E63: Danny Butler - A foray into Bicycle Trials with Former World No. 3 - Part 1

3/25/2021
Danny Butler achieved a world ranking on Number 3 in bicycle trials, but in a twist from the usual story he actually started in moto trials and had a very promising start becoming the British Youth Champion and Cheshire Centre Champion. He then went on to bicycles trials around the time the UK were having the Foot & Mouth outbreak and the ability to pursue trials was limited. As you will hear, Danny doesn't come across as someone that does anything in half-measure and so once he found...

Duration:01:03:51

E62: Maddie Hoover - Transatlantic trials

3/18/2021
In a bit of synergy with our new sponsor, we are speaking with Gas Gas rider Maddie Hoover in this episode. Maddie is the current number 1 rider in the USA as well as competing in TrialGP, and also European competitions. As you will hear, Maddie started riding when the friend who she used to hang out with in the paddock while her dad competed, started competing herself. Leaving Maddie with no one to play with, she thought "this sucks" and starting riding herself. We hear journey of...

Duration:00:55:52

E61: Robert Crawford - A chat with a multi Irish champion - Pt 2

3/11/2021
This episode we continue our conversation with the Irish champion Robert Crawford. He and I had such a great chat I have decided to split it across two episodes rather than cut it back. In part 2 this week, we hear more details about Roberts career including some of the darker times when the passion for the sport evaporated. We continue to discuss the differences in trials between the early 90's and now, plus we also talk about Robert's move to Montessa, Aprilia, Yamaha and then back...

Duration:00:54:57

E60: Robert Crawford - A chat with a multi Irish champion - Pt 1

3/4/2021
This episode we take a tour of trials from an Irish perspective. Robert Crawford is our guest this week; He and I had such a great chat I have decided to split it across two episodes rather than cut it back. Robert is from Northern Ireland and his career includes a number of significant highlights: 7th in the World Trial Championship (overall) 2nd in the British Championship Twice winner of the Scott Trial Twice 2nd in the Scottish 6 Days Trial Multi Irish Champion Finalist in the...

Duration:00:47:40

E59: Daniel Blanc-Gonnet - Engineering 'Type 2' fun

2/25/2021
We are back visiting our trials friends in the USA. This week we chat with NATC Pro rider Daniel Blanc-Gonnet. Daniel finished 4th in the 2019 in the USA NATC Pro class after being in a 3 way tie leading into the final round. Daniel has represented the USA in the TdN multiple times, he has also done a SSDT in 2017. Speaking with Daniel you get a real sense for the degree of professionalism at which he approaches his sport, but also how he tries to keep it fun...type 2 fun! It will make...

Duration:01:00:31

E58: Brent Le Riche - 15 times South African National Champion

2/21/2021
This week we take a tour of trials from a South African point of view. Brent le Riche is 15 times South African National Champion, but has ridden all over the world including Spain & the UK, the USA and even Australia. Brent spent 2 years at the Trials Training Centre in Tennessee, where learnt the fine art of training trials riders. And also Brent runs a Trials show business at some of South Africa's premier sporting events, and has seen him demonstrate trials as far away as...

Duration:00:50:17

E57: Alexz Wigg - Champ turned coach

2/11/2021
Alexz Wigg is a former Junior World Champion, European Junior Champ and SSDT winner, and represented Britain in the TdN 7 times. It's no surprise he was so successful, with a strong family history in motorcycling and a dedicated work ethic Alexz had a spectacular career. It was great to have a chat with Alexz about this period in his career and reflect on the highlights. We also discuss Alexz's more recent foray into stunt riding with the Circe du Soleil in Las Vegas. Today, Alexz with...

Duration:00:44:07

E56: Ben Dignan - Going from strength to strength

2/4/2021
Ben Dignan is an up and coming Scottish rider. He's been riding trials since he was 4 and is part of the first generation of professional riders that started on an OSET bike. More recently Ben was the 2019 ACU British Trial Champion, also in 2019 was 3rd in European Champs (the first Scottish rider to do so), and in 2020 was 3rd in the 125 class of the Trial world championship. Ben was kind enough to take some time out of his training in Spain to talk with us. Since recording this...

Duration:00:32:21

E55: Vanessa Ruck - The girl on a bike

1/28/2021
We have something a little different for you this week. Vanessa Ruck is the person behind the Girl on a Bike blog. As you will hear in the fascinating and inspiring story is how Vanessa has used motorcycling as a target to help her recover from some quit debilitating injuries. After having a bicycle accident in March 2014 Vanessa has since been on a roller coaster with a 6.5 year recovery seeing 7 surgeries and two reconstructed body parts. Throughout this time, Vanessa discovered...

Duration:00:50:04

E54: Dougie Lampkin - The Champion; Ambassador; Legend

1/21/2021
I am very excited that today we have 12 time world champion Dougie Lampkin on the podcast Dougie shouldn't need much introduction to most of our listeners, but just in case you've forgotten how accomplished this man's career is here are some highlights: Something you should know is that Jake, Dougie's Manager approached me in March 2020 shortly after we got started and suggested we get Dougie on and to be honest I was a little reluctant to accept. After all, I'd really on just started...

Duration:00:59:55

E53: Mike Komer - The 45 year loop

1/16/2021
Today we get back to visit our USA friends of the podcast and chat to Mike Komer. Mike has been involved in motorcycles for nearly 50 years and trials for about 45. He the owner of TryalsShop which is a trials specific dealer and workshop based in upstate New York, but Mike's story is much richer than that. He's been a stalwart of trials in the USA for many years, support the many World rounds in the USA and Canada, and also had roles on the TdN teams. Although his focus has been on...

Duration:00:49:55

E52: Neil Hawker - Dakar...take 2

1/3/2021
Neil Hawker is a well credential guest having done quite a bit in trials as well as other disciplines. Neil has done: As you will hear, Neil's first Dakar was cut short on day 5 due to injury but we recorded this in November 2020 as he was in the final stages of his second attempt and I publish today, he is currently sitting mid table around 4 hours behind the leaders after the first day of competition in the 2021 Dakar. We go into a bit of the nitty-gritty around the practicalities...

Duration:01:13:42

E51: James Dabill - Retirement, Rules and Reflection

12/10/2020
Today we are chatting with James Dabill. James recently announced his retirement and so it was an opportune time to get him on the podcast and discuss it. James has had an outstanding career over 17 years, and is the most successful British rider of his generation. His career achievements include: James also hints at what is next in his journey as he looks to do 'something' with Enduro bikes. Feedback: podcast@trials.com.au

Duration:01:11:55