Chris Johnson’s Observed Trials School

My wife Kay and I recently attended an “Intro to Observed Trials” school put on by Chris Johnson and his wife Claire at their Buffalo Dream Ranch in Lawton. The class taught us the basics of trials riding, with an emphasis on how those skills transfer to our normal everyday riding on dirt bikes, dual sport and adventure bikes.

I produced a quick podcast interview with Chris where he talks about the school, what skills you will learn, and what gear to bring.

Chris Johnson rides a wheelie past his class motorcycle. There is plenty of room to practice at their ranch west of Lawton.

Chris Johnson rides a wheelie past his class motorcycle. There is plenty of room to practice at their ranch west of Lawton.

Chris and Claire Johnson are wonderful hosts during their intro to observed trials school west of Lawton.

Chris and Claire Johnson are wonderful hosts during their intro to observed trials school west of Lawton.

May wife Kay and I attended Chris and Claire Johnson's observed trials school west of Lawton.

May wife Kay and I attended Chris and Claire Johnson’s observed trials school west of Lawton.

Chris Johnson jumps his trials motorcycle over a gap in the dirt at his ranch west of Lawton.

Chris Johnson jumps his trials motorcycle over a gap in the dirt at his ranch west of Lawton.

Chris and Claire Johnson both ride observed trials motorcycles.

Chris and Claire Johnson both ride observed trials motorcycles.

Chris and Claire Johnson raise belted Galloway beef cattle on their ranch west of Lawton.

Chris and Claire Johnson raise belted Galloway beef cattle on their ranch west of Lawton.

Chris Johnson is an expert level observed trials rider who teaches an intro to trials riding course at his ranch west of Lawton.

Chris Johnson is an expert level observed trials rider who teaches an intro to trials riding course at his ranch west of Lawton.

Claire Johnson cooks awesome food for the trials riding class attendees.

Claire Johnson cooks awesome food for the trials riding class attendees.

About James Pratt

I am an Oklahoma based writer, photographer, videographer and adventurer. I love telling stories about people. A motorcycle is my preferred means of travel, and I have over 5,000 hours piloting small airplanes.

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