Two wheels and a motor have always been of interest to me for longer than I can remember. Up until recently that has included a whole lot of motocross, a tad bit of trail riding here and there as well as some dual-sporting lightly sprinkled over the desert. I have definitely ridden your average dirt bike over things that would be a lot easier and twice as fun on a trials bike, but never actually been on a trials bike--except for this one time in Vegas (see my Vent Hose in the October 2011 issue of Dirt Rider). I have always thought the stuff those guys can do on a trials bike looks so totally awesome. Needless to say, I've wanted to give real trials a real try for a very long time. To learn the ropes and some secrets as well as get some great how-to info on the technical side of riding a trials bike, I turned to the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee. I was looking for a laid-back, stress-free environment to get out, have some fun and see if spending two days secluded in the woods of Tennessee could teach me a thing or two about riding a lightweight dirt bike without a seat.The boss of this operation goes by the name of Charlie Roberts, and he serves as the resident instructor. Charlie knows a thing or two about the sport of trials, and having hosted the World Trials Championships a few times at his venue, he has seen the best of the best get it done the right way. You're getting some of the best terrain there is when you visit the TTC, not to mention the beautiful scenery and the old-school log cabins in the middle of the woods that give you the true feeling of an off-the-grid motorcycle camping trip. The land at the Training Center offers a wide variety of terrain with a ton of exciting natural obstacles such as logs both huge and tiny and rocks of intimidating sizes as well as the easier ones, which I spent most of my time on. Dry creek beds with scattered rocks wind through the area like the freeways in Los Angeles. There is even a cool flowing creek that runs through the property with fallen trees laying across it that are possible to be ridden by the daring. The bottom line is you won't get bored here, just bring your imagination and throw together some creative lines.