Category Archives: Tutorials

Ray Peters and a student: crossing logs at Trials Training Days

We received an email from David Naismith (AKA MrOlddave) alerting us to this YouTube video of instructor Ray Peters working with an unidentified student during this year’s Trials Training Days.  The log-crossing instruction is taking place in the TTC’s practice pit. The video shows 3 attempts by the student (he almost makes it on the 3rd attempt), and two demonstrations by Ray.

We have another video of Ray demonstrating riding over these logs in the How to Ride Trials section of our site. It’s titled, Using the Skidpan

Trials Comp News: now up to Lesson 9 in the Ryan Young tutorial series

Trials Comp Feb 09 coverI just got the Oct. 2009 issue of Trials Competition News and it contains the lesson I’ve been waiting for: Splatter! 

I’m going to learn to splatter as soon as I get a little older.

Here’s our blurb about the series from our TTC How To Ride/Tutorials page.


Trials Competition Newspaper has been publishing The Trials Technique of Ryan ry-lesson1-sshotYoung series of motorcycle trials tutorials beginning in the Feb, 2009 issue of Trials Comp.

No, digital versions of the tutorials are NOT available here or anywhere else on the internet. The various authors/contributors/owners of that content are still working on the best way to make it available beyond publication in Trials Competition Newspaper.

But you can buy back issues of the paper (or better yet, subscribe!). Here are the tutorials that have been published to-date:

  • Feb. 2009: Lesson 1 – Stance
  • Mar. 2009: Lesson 2 – Balance
  • Apr. 2009: Lesson 3 – Wheelie
  • May. 2009: Lesson 4 – Bunny Hop
  • Jun. 2009: Lesson 5 – Turns
  • Jul. 2009: Lesson 6 – Floaters
  • Aug. 2009: Lesson 7 – Flip Turn
  • Sep. 2009: Lesson 8 – Roll Up
  • Oct. 2009: Lesson 9 – Splatter

The introduction:

Finally! A straightforward, clearly written, fully illustrated guide to Trials riding technique! Six time US Champion Ryan Young is renowned for his ability to teach riders of all levels.

Now, in an exclusive arrangement with RYP USA, Trials Competition proudly presents this first in an ongoing series of monthly riding lessons by Flyin’ Ryan himself!

The presentation will be as methodical as it is precise: We’ll lay a foundation of basic skills and gradually work up to advanced techniques. So whether you’re a newbie Novice or seasoned Expert, put your boots on and let’s get started!

How to Ride tutorials finished

The upgrade to the How to Ride Motorcycle Trials (tutorials) section of the TTC website is now finished. Whew!

We improved the presentation of all the good stuff from the 2004-05 version and added lots more.

Let us know if you discover any glitches.

And if you have suggestions on how we can improve any of it, attach a comment here, or use our contact us form.

Tutorials with videos and photos (you can see all the TTC Videos on the Trials Training Center YouTube Channel):

Tutorials with photos:

Where are those ‘Trials Technique of Ryan Young’ tutorials?

rylesson2sshot In early April, we began blogging a series of Ryan Young motorcycle trials tutorials that have been published in issues of Trials Competition Newspaper, starting in February.

It turns out there are complications with having digital versions of the tutorials available on the internet. The various authors/contributors/owners of that content are still working on the best way to make it available beyond the newspaper.

So we’ve removed those blog posts for now. If something changes, we’ll let you know right here in the TTC blog.