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The 2017/2018 Schedule is Now Posted

Hi all,

Hope you've been enjoying the past month or so. I have been slow to get the new schedule posted, but alas, I have gone and posted it. Keep in mind, this is TENTATIVE, but I am pretty sure all the dates work. take a look over at the Competition Calendar page, and we will see you all in September!


SCTA Fun Trial, this Sunday!

This Sunday, 11:00 am. Be there! Where? MotoVentures, of course! Below, just a few pictures of the gang, full of smiles and sass. The price is cheap and the cause is great. Donation to ride (Bigger donation=better Karma), and $5 land use fee, per rider. Heck- the largest donation will buy YOU the position of team captain, says me. See all my trials friends, this Sunday, May 21. Happy face.


SCTA Year-End Awards, And the Fund Trial.

Morning folks.
in 12 short days, we host our end of year Fun Trial, AKA the Fund Trial, at Motoventures. This event is all fun, and you can ride for FREE! Or, you can toss a few bucks, say $20, to ride. Where does this money go? It goes directly to our youth riders who are out representing SoCal as they compete in National events this summer. Ever driven a truck across the country, stayed in hotels along the way, or even camp? It costs, brother. The money we collect at our Fund Trial goes straight to these young riders to help offset the costs (that their parents pay).Hannon Sr. Showing serious style. Keyesville.

Also, as the end of year event, we have IRONMAN awards! And the Championship trophies! Come on out, especially if your name is Ed Kocina, or Murphy Aaron, or even Brad Allred, Brad Hannon, Bill Merritt or Cole Cullins. Heck- even if you are Scott Alten! Because if you are one of these guys, you are our 2016/2017 Champions!

When is this spectacular event? Sunday, May 21st, at Motoventures. Gate trial set up, which I'll explain in a future post. Don't worry, its fun, and guess what? High score wins!

So, see you in a few days, yes?


El Trial de España, 2017, and Beyond!

Hi folks, the mighty SCTA keeps on rolling along here. We now have the official El Trial 47 results up and ready for your viewing pleasure (thanks as usual to the mega-results king, Erik Mattson).Neiderer. Roper. Blanc-Gonnet. Well played, men.A few of my 200-plus pictures have been uploaded, over on the Photos page. Our heck- our SCTA year-end Fund Trial has been set (May 21, just to let you know). So much action, I can't keep up! See you all at the Fun(d) Trial.

-Damon B.


47th El Trial de España, done, dusted, let's do it again!

Hi Friends,

Just a quick note. Thank you all for supporting the El Trial de España. It was an exceptional event staged over two days that challenge all involved. 70 riders on Saturday and I think we had 50 riders on Sunday. The final shoot out Exhibition on Sunday was just super. Lots of spectators. Tremendous riding by Bryan Roper, Alex Niederer, and Daniel Blanc-Gonnet. Amazing “World Round” style sections by Geoff Aaron and Jared Malmquist. If you missed it, YOU MISSED IT! It was the best.Bryan Roper on yet another clean. Captain O keeping the score.
Thank you to my friend Damon Barda for taking on the impossible and making it look easy. Thank you to my friend and our own force of nature, Gabriella Caperon for pushing and cajoling all of us to put in a little more effort for the good of the sport in the sweetest way. Thank you to all involved with set up and tear down. I love my checkers, thank you, thank you, thank you, to all who checked the event. Thank you to Jared Malmquist and his crew for following through on the special things that make EDTE special (raffle, exhibition). I know all of you appreciate the effort and energy it takes to do this event every year. Thank you all once again for supporting our effort to support the TDN Team and continue the SCTA tradition that is El Trial de España. Looking forward to seeing you all at the 48th El Trial de Espana.
Congratulations to Bryan Roper our new El Trial de España Champion!
More official words and photos later this week.
Yours in sport,
Captain O 




El Trial, Edition Numero 47. 

This weekend: Southern California's world renown annual multi-day celebration of the sport of Trial. Anza CA.
For El Trial de España info and checker updates, >click here<.

We welcome the hearty, the hale. The top pros, the most ardent vintage riders. We welcome all to the 47th annual running of El Trial De Esapna. Many, I am sure, will arrive earlier for the famed Friday night festivities. The nation's best will be at El Trial. Bryan Roper will be there. Alex Niederer. Daniel Blanc-Gonnet. Ty Cullins. Heck- even our sections have been built by the masters of So Cal trials royalty. Even 10-time national champion Geoff Aaron was out, clearing scrub and fashioning what will prove to be one of our most extreme El Trial comps ever!

Here's the breakdown: Each day is one club event; Round 8 will occur on Saturday, and Round 9 on Sunday. After everyone finishes on Sunday, the pro riders re-group for the El Trial Shootout to crown the champion, and award the coveted EDTE sword.

Each day will require the usual $30 member/$40 non-member entry fee, and will have a trophy presentation after each event. Saturday, will have 10 sections and 3 loops. Sunday has the same three loops, but will feature only 8 sections, to keep things moving along. After that, we have what everyone is waiting for: the El Trial Pro Shootout!


El Trial News Flash!

For El Trial de España info and checker updates, >click here<.

...Oh yes we are getting some serious work in on the big El Trial. Many sections have been built. More than ten already. SERIOUS love to the men of SDTR. Jared, Ed, Jon and Scott. Jake too, and Matt on the '56 Ariel. Bliven and Marcus. Even more helped in previous weeks. The wonderfully shiny Ariel.VOTE was out as well, Gabby, Russ, Chris and I. And we are still looking for even more love, my peeps! I know some of my Plonker pals who will be out plotting and marking two Plonkeriffic sections of their own, Thursday before El Trial. So...
This weekend, Sunday to be exact, we need one more push. Motoventures is incredibly fun, the weather has been perfect. There is water flowing in the cricks. Flowers everywhere. You of course want to come out and lend a friendly hand. New guys, let's get involved! Old guys too. This is how you help the sport, and learn, and have fun with some amazing cool people. Don't worry, you'll have fun, and learn tons. Bring your lunch.

Also also also! My Friend Mr. Bill Markham called: Bill reminds us...

Western Youth National and Women's Championship June 8, 9, 10, 2017. Located at Tucker Ranch, Cototaxi, Colorado. . North on hwy 12, for 4 1/2 miles, follow the signs and pink ribbon at hwy 12 to the trial.  All brand-new sections! Rocky terrain at 5,500 feet, in the pines. Sign up is Wednesday, June 8 at 9:00 to noon, event begins at 1:00. Friday and Saturday starts at 9:00 am. Finally, local event on Sunday, at 10:00. Everyone rides.





Ride for Ringo, and El Trial, 47th Edition

Hi kids! OK, I know, I know, where's the pictures? Where are the results? All good and fair questions. Well first off, our stunning scorekeeper, Mr. Mattson, has crafted some brilliant (and Hawaiian themed!) results, and the series standings, which have been available for a while. I just kind of spaced on making a big thing about it. My bad. Erik's good. So, go check your results here, now.

And photo's? OK, I finally stopped my stupid day job, and got my pictures posted. A few lovely shots of all my trials besties, riding to and fro around the good ol 'Buttes. You may find them, in color no less, right over on our photos page.

And finally, we are getting VERY SERIOUS about the 47th annual, El Trial de Espana! held in Motoventures, and hosted by ALL CLUBS (yes, you), this one is our gift to Trial. You want to check. It's a 2-day. so just check. Let me know, either here or via Facebook, which day you are GOING TO CHECK.