I was reading a magazine called DECLINE last night and I noticed that trials was mentioned a couple times... not in a good way. I know that most of the MTB'ers in the past have either not known about trials or have simply not been interested. However, in this magazine, the only two comments made were derogatory. The first was a comment about how Ryan Leech is now sponsored by Mace clothing.. I believe the comment was: "Ryan Leech.. just about the only rider that can make trials look remotely cool". Then later in the magazine, there is an interview with a young street rider, Cameron Zink (I think). When asked about the Bike Battle and what he thought of the trials riders, he basically pissed all over us with laughs and comments about how lame it is. I guess I never knew the retardo factor for trials riders was that high in the eyes of other mountain bikers these days..