Hi Smitty, Trials has been the best thing ive done in a long time. Very convenient if its in your backyard. The more recent bikes are 140 pounds ,hydraulic one finger clutch, hydraulic one finger brake. 5 pounds air in a tube less tire, very soft and comfortable to ride. Go slow and maneuver like a mountain goat, for a larger rock , hit the gas at the bottom and glide up the rock with throttle off. And absolutely no wheel spin to dig up or make ruts. It is actually fun going very slow. one or two mile per hour slow.
The events are held by the NETA, new England trials assoc, and one of the spots is in Brimfield MA, and when I say events, it is all just about going slow and relaxing, fun. http://www.newenglandtrials.com/
and if you are interested, a good guy, the best, is Stu Preston, form Jacks cycles. he does so much for the sport. http://www.jackscycles.com/
let me know if you are interested. the slide show on the NETA site is good. https:[email protected]/10458946205/
hope it loads for you, if not it is under the events header