Trials is an incredible sport. What those competitors manage to do on two-wheels seems to disregard the laws of physics. I have to admit though, while I find the feats of trials riders’ gravity-defying moto acrobatics mind-boggling, I’ve maintained only a passing interest in trials that has rarely strayed further than spending more time than I should watching videos of Toni Bou, HRC’s 26-time world trials champion, on Instagram. That said, when the invite came through the MO inbox from GasGas to attend its inaugural California Trial Invitational in Murrieta, CA, I was more than willing to accept the assignment.
In recognition of Father’s Day, this edition of the Weekend Awesome features a young French Trials rider training with his father. Hugo Dufrese, who was nine or 10 when this video was uploaded, is a member of Team Ossa France, currently competing in the Juvenile A class against older kids.