STRA 15th Annual Fall Trial, the 58k

Last weekend was perfect weather for the 15th Annual edition of the STRA 58k Trial at TTC. Cool and clear and dry, actually it has never been so dry here, and some of the hill sections got slippery from the dust! A great time was had by all, with around 70 riders each day.

Local Pro rider Will Ibsen had dominating wins both days in the champ class, riding his new GasGas in competition for the first time. National enduro champ Russell Bobbitt came out for a bit of work on his technical riding skills and competed in the expert class. Several novice-only sections were included so that newer riders weren’t subjected to some of the more difficult parts of the loop, thanks to James Thompson for helping out with scoring on those sections. We also had a fun time with the kids trial, with 5 separate sections for them. Grandson Joey showed great form on the little Xispa (I have to brag a little).

Thanks to Charlie & Alex for setting some fun sections, to Catherine for managing things as efficiently as ever, to Andrew for cleanup of the campground and old sections, to Ashley & Vaughn for the always wonderful burgers, and to all the STRA folks who helped observe. Look forward to the final STRA round in Gadsden on Nov. 10/11!