A few weeks ago I contacted Johnathan Pool and Dale Murray through email, and they said that they were going to try to put on a trials demo at the finish line of the iceman xc race in traverse city. So last friday, a day before the actual event went on, I drove down and found where they were and i met Johnathan Pool and a couple other guys from a local shop, it was really cool to actually meet jp in person. Unfortunately he had a broken hand so he couldn't ride. And dale murray couldn't make it. So that day i helped them out setting up some stuff, but they had it set up pretty good already with spools, tables, etc.. Then one of the local news reporters shows up with her camera, and decides to make a little story out of it, she interviewed JP and one of the very young riders from the shop. Then she recorded me, doing just pure trials. And later that night on the 11oclock news, it was on there! So jp did a little tutorial of what trials was about in his interview and then she put a pretty good amount of footage on the news of me hopping on my pure. Later that day, i had to travel back up to my town harbor springs, and the next day we drove down and i rode from like 10am to 2:30pm and we had all the xc riders in the crowd just watching us. A couple other Fr/street guys joined in and did some bunnyhops to pictic tables/spin drop off/manual offs, while i did pure trials and the young kids from the traverese city shop were practicing there basic trials skills like trackstanding and getting over stuff. This one kid about my age (18) that was in the xc race came over and said that he rides trials on a desalvo. his name was isaac from warsaw indiana i think. It was awesome to meet some more trials riders. We sure put on a show for all the xc folks. JP also set up this low to the ground balance section with 2x4 skinnys so the xc folks could attempt the balance. I was able to record some footage of the demo area and riding, but not much of me. I think JP told me that he had met some of the CO crew like AndrewT and KevinS, etc.. I thought that was awesome. Maybe later i will try to get the news thing or the footage i recorded and put it on otn. Just thought i would tell everyone the story. It was sure an awesome time. I can't wait to go to my first comp!