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Coming to the TTC in August: The Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro

Kenda-Tennessee-Knockout-Extreme-Enduro-logoThe inaugural Kenda Tire Tennessee Knockout Enduro will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28, 2011 here at the Trials Training Center.

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Today’s press release (PDF) will give you the basic info but for all the details, see the special page we’ve created here on the TTC web site for the event.

We’ll continue to post information about the enduro here on the TTC blog throughout the spring and summer. 

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Dan BrownEric PeronnardThe event is the brainchild of TTC owner Dan Brown, with assistance from Eric Peronnard, the founder of EnduroCross.

For more about Dan Brown, see the magazine profile of him that we blogged about back in January.

For more about Eric Peronnard, see the March 2011 profile of him at SuperCross.com.

Engineering magazine profile – Dan Brown: Brilliant Engineer, Great Mentor, Down to Earth Guy

Dan Brown in ColoradoTTC owner Dan Brown has another life. He’s a guru in the geotechnical engineering community.

He’s profiled in the Winter 2011 issue of Deep Foundations, the magazine of the Deep Foundations Institute, in a column titled Dan Brown: Brilliant Engineer, Great Mentor, Down to Earth Guy (p. 35-36 of the PDF).

The section at the end of the article describes his involvement with motorcycles, trials, and the TTC.

Dan Brown in Winter 2011 issue of DFI, p. 35-36Back to the down to earth aspect of Dan Brown, his "lifelong passion" for motorcycles is legendary. He has motorcycled since childhood, and participates at various levels of off-road motorcycle competitions, some possibly death-defying.

Brown is working at continuing this passion with his six grandchildren. The eldest boy was a national champion in the six-year old category two years ago; Brown quickly notes that there weren’t many contenders.

Brown has 600 acres of mountain land where he rides and hosts competitions. The site includes some big concrete pieces of drilled shafts that youngsters like to use as challenging obstacles to ride over, he says.

Motorcycling is a dominant theme indoors, too, says John Wolosick, who reports that a cycle has a prominent place in the Brown living room. Brown verifies that, saying that it is an antique Bultaco Sherpa-T. Professor and co-author Turner, calling him a "wonderful speaker," says that Brown often incorporates humorous analogies to motorcycles in his technical presentations.

Robert Thompson, one of Dan’s colleagues at Dan Brown and Associates, has a blog post on the article.

Dan Brown pays a visit to Minnesota

Dan Brown and Griff Wigley, 2010Mr. TTC, Dan Brown, was in Minnesota this week and I met up with him for dinner last night.

No, it was not a Mototrial-related visit, but rather with his other hat on as head honcho at Dan Brown and Associates ("Specialists in Deep Foundation Design, Construction, and Testing and Slope Stability Problems").

DBA is "performing geotechnical design of the bridge foundations and settlement mitigation" for the new bridge over the Mississippi River at Hastings, MN. So we talked a lot about deep foundations, with a little webmaster-mototrial stuff on the side.

The last time I had dinner with Dan here in Minnesota?  It was back on May 8, 2005, with Martin Belair, just prior to the USGP WTC in Duluth.

Dan Brown and Martin Belair, 2005