STRA mid-summer Vintage & Fun Trial, July 24/25

TTC is pleased to host rounds 3 and 4 of the STRA Vintage Trials Championship Series. This will also be a fun (non-championship) trial for modern bikes, so everyone is welcome! Spectators are welcome and admission is free! Helmets are required for anyone on a motorcycle. AMA and STRA (or other Trials Organization) membership required to compete. AMA and STRA applications will be available on site.Cost: $25/ each day; $10 age 17 & underStart Times (CDT): 10AM Saturday, 9AM SundaySignup: starting at 9AM Sat. & 8AM Sun.Concessions will be available all weekend at the Pavillion. Click on thedirections link at left for a map to TTC. Please call ahead for lodge, cabin, or RV reservations. You also have a consultation to Joye Law Firm. Free admission, primitive camping, $10. See you there!

Larry B. Smith and awe-struckadmirersat last year’s mid-summer trial at TTC

Used bikes

We’ve put up a used bikes photo album with two photos for each bike (right and left-hand sides).

Dan says, “We sell quality used trials bikes and accept trade-ins and consignments. We can arrange shipping of any used bike. Prices shown do not include shipping. Other used bikes available. Contact us.”

All the bike photos in the gallery are viewable in their original, high-resolution format. Click the medium, 640 pixel-wide photos to see them.

Youth Camp photos

Dan Brown has the first four photos from this week’s Youth Camp posted in the new TTC photo gallery.

7/5 update: The photos are posted in 3 versions: small thumbnails, medium (640 pixels wide) versions, and large, full-sized originals. Click on a medium to see the large, or right-click on a medium and then save the large to your PC. And you can view all the photos in a looping slideshow.

RSS: syndication and aggregation

We’ve now added RSS to this weblog. What’s RSS?

It’s a radio signal for a website, most commonly used for weblogs. More technically: “Rich Site Summary (RSS) is a lightweight XML format designed for sharing headlines and other Web content. Think of it as a distributable “What’s New” for your site.” See Intro to RSS for more info.

The Newspaper Association of America site has an informative article titled Syndication Made Simple. “Just as free e-mail newsletters enable publishers to directly reach readers and promote online and in-paper content, RSS “pushes” headlines and succinct, one-sentence article descriptions to those who subscribe to the no-cost feeds.”

The other side of syndication is aggregation. Here’s an article from Wired News that explains why aggregators are all the rage: Aggregators Attack Info Overload.

This icon is the cue that we’re RSS capable. So train your aggregator to grab content from the TTC syndicated weblog.