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2008/2013 USGP/TTC photo gallery

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Big Thank You!

Thanks to all of you who came out to work yesterday! We had a great turn out of 16 people yesterday which we thought was fabulous.
So thanks to:
Tim Cash
James Thompson
Andy Sowell
Brian Sloggy
Griff Shirley
Matt Stancil
Alan Shirley
Dennis Simoes
Greg Clark
Steve Glinski
Jamie Gourley
Vaughn Cady
Garry Garrison
Jim Dale
Sonny Roberts
Frank Schoenbeck
Austin Brown,
and of course the TTC Crew
Charlie Roberts.

See the large photo slideshow (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

WE at the TTC appreciate all of your hard work to help create some sections for the World Round. It was a very productive day, and we couldn’t be happier with the turn out. So thanks again to all of you.

Next World Round work day will be announced soon.

Kindest Regards,
Ashley Jackson

Check this out!

Check out this ten minute You Tube video from 2008 posted by cmancraig.  Great video!

First World Round Work Weekend Scheduled!

Hey everybody, come on out and help us clear some trail for the 2013 Wagner Cup – FIM Trial World Championship! We have scheduled our first work day in preparation of the World Round.  We will all meet up January 26th here at the TTC at 9am Central time.   If you can’t make it at 9am, come on out when you can.  We will leave a note on the door to let you know where we will be working.

Then stay over for Sunday January 27th and ride one of our local trials club events.  The Chattanooga Trials Club will be hosting Round 3 of their Winter Series.  The cost is only $20 per person, and we have classes from Champ on down to Novice, and even an Off Road class!  The event will get started at 10am central time, and what a fun day it will be.

So come on out and join us for a weekend of work and play.  Hope to see you all there!

Video from 2006 Trial World Championship Hosted by the TTC.

Thanks to Doug Farrar for sending us this video from the 2006 Wagner Cup – FIM Trial World Championship.

Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcnWUNs8eqc

FIM Trials World Championship coming to North America!

For the first time, since 2008…..

 after five long years….

The FIM TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA with the

2013 WAGNER CUP

On May 25, 26, 2013 (Memorial Day weekend), the FIM TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP returns to the center of mototrials and extreme off-road motorcycle competition in North America,

the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, TN.

This will be a fist pumping, minder yelling, tire spinning, bike flying, action packed, World Championship event, featuring America’s best challenging the top Trials Riders from Europe, Japan and around the world!

This spectacle will feature riding skills that must be seen to be believed, with the World’s best, including:

 2012 World Champ and Indoor Champ Toni Bou,

Former World Champ Adam Raga,

 Japan’s Fearless Takahisa Fujinami (a crowd favorite!),

 Five-Time U.S. Champ Patrick Smage,

 2010 U.S. Champ and Endurocross star Cody Webb,

As well as up and coming future stars in the Junior and Youth Competitions!

Keep watching trialstrainingcenter.com, and trialsusgp.com

also check us out on Facebook!  www.facebook.com/TrialsUSGP

As information is coming in, we will be frequently updating the websites information.

DON’T MISS OUT! SEE YOU 2013 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

More spectator photos

Dan Seacat from Southport, Indiana sent these photos. Click to enlarge.

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Spectator photos, videos

Let me know if you have or find good photos or video that I can link to. Here’s what the Google Alerts service has found for me so far:

Media coverage: Honda World News

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Bou and Fujinami take a win and second place apiece in the USA.

Bou and Fujinami in Section 9, Loop 1 on Sunday: You make the call!

Section captain (left photo) from Indiana, Bill ??,  had a couple of tough calls to make on World Champions Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami on Sunday at “House Rock.” (Bou and Fuji were the only riders to even attempt this section the first loop.)

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  • Bou had taken one point till he was given a five for his rear wheel going outside the marker near the exit (center screenshot). Watch the video carefully at the 1:20 mark.
  • Fujinami ran out of time. Did he five it anyway before time ran out? Watch the video carefully at the 2:25 mark. And watch how Fuji gets over the large, angled pointy rock (right screenshot) prior to the final obstacle at the 2:15 mark.

Attach a comment with your opinion.

Click play to watch.  3 minutes.

More video clips coming

I head back to Minnesota in the morning (to the winter that never quits). I’ll have access to a faster internet connection and should have a few more video clips loaded by Wednesday.

Here’s a screenshot of one that I’m really eager to post. I bet you can guess what it’s about:

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Web site traffic to-date: 7,283 visits from 46 countries/territories

traffic-geo-sshot I looked at our web traffic report tonight (I installed Google Analytics on the site a month ago) and I’m thrilled to see how many visitors were from so many different countries.

The screenshot shows the top 25. Click to enlarge.

Coach takes a licking and keeps on ticking

IMG_3529Carl “Coach” Swanson seemed happy to be injured.

I wonder if he remembered who to call for medical help?

Guy talk

Charlie Robert and Jim 'Bubba' Blount Charlie Robert and Jim ‘Bubba’ Blount sharing a laugh on Sunday. The sharing was not entirely inclusive, however.

Duet services

IMG_3717During the down-times while waiting for riders, USGP chief organizer Dan Brown and Wendy Clark performed duets for the crowd on Saturday.

The man thought of everything!

Premier observers: Trials, Inc.

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Trials, Inc., “the premier trials club of the central USA,” fielded observers for 4 sections each day. They even had their own club banner strung up at each section. Right photo: Trials Inc. Section captain Jim Zuroske (right) with Paul Thistle (Blue Ridge Yamaha & Polaris) who ran the shuttle service.

Bridge builders Tim Cash and John Haywood

John Haywood I blogged earlier about the signs and banners guys, Tim Cash and John Haywood. It turns out, those guys are bridge builders, too.

John was doing the 4-wheeler shuttle service on Saturday and dropped me off near one of the footbridges that he and Tim built just for the event.

The FIM guys: on task!

Jean-Marc Crumière, Charly Demathieu, Jim BlackburnWhen the event began each day, these gentlemen from the FIM (International Motorcycling Federation) were serious and focused.

L to R: Jean-Marc Crumière, Charly Demathieu, Jim Blackburn.

A minder’s worst nightmare

Cody Webb and Neal Storz
U.S. 2007 National #2 rider Cody Webb reflects on the comments of a startled minder, Neal Storz. (Click to enlarge.)

Friendly competitors

In motorcycle trials, one often sees fierce competitors hamming it up with each other in the middle of an event.

Cody Webb and Will Ibsen Andew Oldar and Eric Storz

Left: U.S. Pro competitors Cody Webb (Nat’l #2) and Will Ibsen (Nat’l #4) in Section 11, Lampkin Falls.
Right: Youth Class competitors Andew Oldar and Eric Storz in Section 9, House Rock.

The Wild Bill Smage fan club

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I saw Bill Smage taking a photo of a group of kids standing around Pat Smage after Pat’s 3rd place finish yesterday — at exactly the same time that I was taking the same shot. So I took a photo of Bill with his ever-present camera.

Bill takes more motorcycle trials photos than I do, and that’s not easy. Keep it up, Bill!