The North American Trials Series (NATS) hosts competitions for US and Canadian bicycle trials riders and last weekend, they held an event here at the TTC during our Youth Nationals/Women’s Open.
Organizer Michael Friddell has posted a summary of the event that starts out:
What a great weekend at the Trials Training Center! Considering that it was pouring rain and slippery as can be just the weekend before, we got pretty lucky. It was a bit hot and muggy out in the main field but much cooler up the creek and under the trees where the sections were.
This year I set our sections in the midst of the Youth National mototrials sections so that the riders could see each other ride and the spectators could enjoy both. The tricky thing about mototrials sections is that they set a lot of them (20+) and they use different ones on Saturday and Sunday. As it happened, they didn’t use the ones closest to our sections on Saturday because the found another route on their cycling watches. Still, this might have been for the best since they seemed to have quite a lot of chaos going on. In the end, it worked well… (continued here)