Trials and XC guy from Ohio
My dad (litespeed on here) pointed me at this forum, and I just signed up.
There doesn't appear to be many trials riders on this board, but I am one of them. It's not the only riding I do, but I've been into that for a while. I designed and run the website Trials Online, which some of you might have heard of. I've got a pretty big worldwide following on my site, which is pretty neat. If you want to learn a few tricks or techniques (and a lot of the trials techniques come in VERY handy on the aggressive XC trails) I'd suggest visiting. Link is in my sig.
I also ride XC, but unfortunately the mountain bike scene in northeast Ohio is rather lacking. We do our best, I guess, but the parks just aren't very receptive to bike riders.
I'm trying to sell one of my bikes, and my other one is in pieces. Isn't that always the case? I'm converting my dedicated Seven Cycles trials bike to be more of a hybrid for both XC and Trials, but can't really complete the project until I sell the other one. D'oh. Hopefully I can work that out before the nice weather rolls around!