It was a great event at Joe Miller’s last weekend! We had a great turnout. Even the weather cooperated with cooler temps – coolest event in the Texas summer that I can remember…
I want to give a BIG shout out of THANKS to Joe Miller for hosting us at his place – it’s a beautiful spot for a trials event! And to BJ Miller for setting a very FUN event; in my group we had riders on the Amateur and Intermediate lines and the difficulty was about perfect.
And a very big Thanks to John Armour and Mitch Ely for running the signup and scoring table – here are the section-by-section results!
We are very excited because it’s time to start up our CTTA Summer Series for 2014. If you have never rode the events during this series, what you can expect is a little more laid back fun events with the atmosphere of a play ride but with sections and scoring up to competition standards to feed any riders competitive appetite. Events are one day events, on a Saturday or Sunday, loops are as short as possible, we generally layout only 5 or 6 sections, costs are kept down to bare bones, and riders gather together afterwards for a pitch-in lunch for race results and to extend bench racing time. We maintain that not too many restrictions are placed on the series to encourage outside the box thinking from our volunteers and event venues. It has become a perfect place to not only introduce new venues but upcoming trials masters as well. You might occasionally find a Gate Trial thrown in there, a blow up alligator floating in a section, or last year we even combined the series with a vintage series, during the same day. Anything goes as long as everyone is smiling. If what you are looking for is to drag the bike out on a weekend and have a great time at an event with an awesome group of friends, mark the date and plan to come ride with us. We are very proud of our series and all the many friends and volunteers it takes to maintain quality MotoTrials in Texas. Hope to see everyone here. All are welcome, all are invited.
2014 CTTA “Summer” Series Schedule:
- Saturday, June 28 Joe Miller’s, Jonestown
- Saturday, July 19 CTOR, Salado,
- Sunday, August 24 McMahan Ranch, Smithville
- Saturday, October 18 Harvest Classic, Luckenbach
- Sunday, November 9 Cow Creek Ranch, Lago Vista
- Saturday, December 13, Emma Long City Park, Austin (date tentative upon city approval)
Well, rounds 2 & 3 are in the books. What a great weekend and a great turn out. The weather was perfect both days. I hope everyone had half the fun I did. Thanks to everyone that came out to ride. And a very big “Thank You” to Wayne McMahon for opening up the ranch and shop for us. He made this the success it was. Thank you Wayno.
And thanks to Jeff “Pappa Wolf” George for helping me layout and tape most of the sections. I also want to thank Mike McLaughlin, Tom Willis, Jay Huffman, Mike Hill, Shawn Willis and James Wipff for putting the finishing touches of the remainder of the sections for Sundays round.
I would also like to thank Rene Huffman and Shirley Willis for taking care of sign up both days. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
And how about the Trials Rodeo that Tomas and Nora put on Saturday evening! That was a blast to watch. Not to mention the movies after dark on the side of the shop. “On AnySunday” never gets old.
And thanks to Ben and his boys for helping punch score cards, reading off scores and hauling off the trash after it was all over. Very much appreciated.
And lastly, all the riders who showed up, both vintage and modern. Without the support of the modern riders, it would be hard for us to stay a float.
The big overnight winds calmed down a bit for the second day of the Comanche Cup at the Mauldin’s ranch in the Palo Duro Canyon and we enjoyed a beautiful day up on the canyon rim. Ray and Laura set another fun event for Round 8 of the 2014 Texas State Championship. If you missed the inaugural Comanche Cup you really should make the effort when the opportunity next presents itself as the ranch is an amazing riding area!
Results Round 8 (updated 4/15)
The first ever Comanche Cup on the edge of the Palo Duro Canyon is in the bag! Almost 50 riders enjoyed beautiful sunny weather, incredible views, a superb loop (fast and fun) and some kick butt sections at Round 7 of the Texas State MotoTrials Championship!