About your host: blackdog: I am a 50 year old guy who rode Observed Trials in my youth, until about the age of 30. Most of that competition was in the Portland, OR area. I pretty much quit when I moved to the Seattle, WA area, and took up Kart Racing. Had a ton of fun with that for about 7 years, then decided to see about getting back on a trials bike. did that in 2004, first in the Intermediate class, and now I’m making the move to Advanced. Read all about it!