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Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro featured in January Dirt Rider magazine

TKO feature in Dirt Rider magazine Jan. 2012

The January 2012 issue of Dirt Rider magazine has a feature on the inaugural Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro held this past August here at the TTC.  (See a pattern here?) Sean Finley at Digital Throttle put this PDF together to give you a glimpse. Here’s an excerpt:

Given the worldwide popularity of hard enduro, the Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro was proof that with the right organization, a good format, a difficult course and support from the top riders such an event can successfully be held on American soil. The rocky terrain surrounding the Trials Training Center was on par with the difficulty level of most hard enduros, and almost as soon as the event was over, the riders, teams and spectators were buzzing about a future edition of the race.

The article is available via a print or digital subscription to Dirt Rider magazine here.

TTC featured in Nov. issue of Dirt Rider

Dirt Rider Nov. 2011

The TTC is featured in the Nov. 2011 issue of Dirt Rider, in an article by Chris Green (photos by Shan Moore) titled Trials Training Center: Learning by Trial and Error.

The issue is also available online to those with a Dirt Rider digital subscription ($9/year).

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Here’s an excerpt:

TTC in Nov 2011 DR page 1-2The boss of this operation goes by the name of Charlie Roberts, and he serves as the resident instructor. Charlie knows a thing or two about the sport of trials, and having hosted the World Trials Championships a few times at his venue, he has seen the best get it done the right way. You’re getting some of the best terrain there is when you visit the TTC, not to mention the beautiful scenery and the old-school log cabins in the middle of the woods that give you the true feeling of an off-the-grid motorcycle camping trip.

TTC in Nov 2011 DR pages 3-4The land at the Training Center offers a wide variety of terrain with a ton of exciting natural obstacles such as logs both huge and tiny and rocks of intimidating sizes as well as the easier ones, which I spent most of my time on.

Dry creek beds with scattered rocks wind through the area like the freeways in Los Angeles. There is even a cool flowing creek that runs through the property with fallen trees laying across it that are possible to be ridden by the daring. The bottom line is you won’t get bored here, just bring your imagination and throw together some creative lines.