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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.

The guys you watch do those crazy tricks on those little bitty trials bikes will be in Tishomingo March 27-28 for the 2010 Sooner Cup Observed Trials Competition. The Rock Creek Riding Area once again hosts this awesome event, with riders from all over the USA converging for this well known competition. Watch as they scale vertical cliff walls, crawl over rocks the size of Volkswagons, and perform amazing feets of motorcycle riding that you swear are impossible.

The Rock Creek Riding Area is about 5 miles west of Tishomingo and is a great place to take the entire family. Admission is free and camping is available on-site.
Pat Smage riding Observed Trials at Rock Creek Riding Area in Tishomingo