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RMTA’s Cliff Tucker dies from a heart attack

Cliff Tucker, the heart and soul of the Rocky Mountain Trials Assocation and a legend in the US motorcycle trials community, died of heart attack yesterday at his ranch in Cotopaxi, Colorado, site of the upcoming NATC Rounds 1 & 2.

I interviewed Cliff in late March for show #4 of our podcast, On The Pegs.

I spoke with Monte Tucker, one of Cliff’s sons, earlier tonight.

Services will be held 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 9 at the Cotopaxi Church, 20326 US Highway 50, Cotopaxi, CO. (719) 942-4185.

Monte and his brothers Todd and Duane have set up a memorial fund for their dad that anyone can donate to. Cliff’s wife will make a decision at a later point on how to best use the money for a public good. Send checks to:

Cliff Tucker Memorial Fund
PO Box 182
Cotopaxi, Colorado, 81223

Feel free to add comments and express condolences here or on the messages boards where you may have seen the notice of Cliff’s passing.

And here’s the audio of my interview with Cliff.

Click play to listen. 10 minutes, 44 seconds.

Update: May 8, 3 pm: I cropped the photo of Cliff above from this photo of observers at the 2006 World Round.

Eastern U.S. National Rock Crawling competition, May 12-13

The Trials Training Center is hosting the two-day Eastern U.S. National Rock Crawling competition for the World Extreme Rock Crawling Championship Series, May 12 & 13, 2007. For more information, please use the contact us form or visit the W.E. Rock website.

Spectator gate opens each day at 9:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time.

Admission: Adults $10; Kids ages 8-15 $5.00; kids 7 & under are FREE.

Concessions available; no coolers, please!

Podcast – On the Pegs: Motorcycle Trials World Radio (#06)


Show #6 (Special Guatemala World Round Edition, April 2007) of the podcast, On the Pegs, Motorcycle Trials World Radio is now available. It includes:

  • 0-1:30: Opening remarks with show host, yours truly
  • 1:30-15:10: News with OTP managing editor Dan Brown
  • 15:10-39:45: Dan’s Guatemala World Round interviews including Pat and Noel Smage, Allajandro and Diego Ordonez, Alexz Wigg, Michael Brown, Bill Matheson, Martin Lampkin, and miscellaneous spectators, observers, and scorers. (Click photos to enlarge. See 6 more in the Guatemala photo album.)
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  • 39:45-41:37: Closing comments with our show theme song: Music, Motorcycles and Money by Gary Dean Jennings, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network.

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