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The Angry Pasty Muncher
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Couldn't decide what i wanted for Xmas so opted for a new set of plastics and graphics for the trials bike, bikeslooking sweet and today i was christening it. Enter the first trial (championship trial in novice class) in a few months since we had the baby. The trial was over 30 stages (3 laps of ten)
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Turned out to be a nightmare of a day, this was how it went on, i spent that much time with my feet on and off the floor you would think i was auditioning for michel flatleys lord of the dance

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That was until it started to get progressively worse

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For some reason i then started to land on my ass quite often, god knows what happened here one minute coming down a steep slippery slope, next i end up in a jumbo's flight path, wife thought it was hilarious and just happened to catch it on camera

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The day didn't seem to get much better i only started to feel more hungry and tired as the day went on. It was about 1445 and they were closing at 1500hrs i still had 7 sections to do so i decided to stop have something to eat with wife and say b*****ks to the remaining sections i had to do. Never before in a comp of any bike sport can i remember not finishing through choice. At this point in time if i had a gallon of petrol on me i could quite hapily set fire to the bike and all my kit. So decided to go back to the truck and sign off

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Heading back i pass other sections which other people are doing and see this. People making this look easy and like it's the most normal thing on earth

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Bad day all around for me today :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
 

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Good days and bad.

I remembering finishing 13th in a national one month only for the next event to be a disaster. It just happens
 

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Dont worry about it Jason there will be a next time
First trials i entered ended with a broken wrist because i refused to take a dab when my wrist was good i re entered the same trial just to prove i wasnt jinxed:mrgreen:
 

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Nevermind. Fantastic photos though. Never fancied Trials myself, dont think I have the balance. Amazing skill to get round any of those obstacles.
 
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