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Monday
Apr032017

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.

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Wednesday
Mar222017

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.

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Tuesday
Mar142017

Ride for Ringo, the (pre) Round-Up

Our biggest turnout in years and an immense outpouring of support for our fallen friend, Mr. Johnny Ringo. I'm blown away by everyone's support. I'll get photos and info up soon, but for now, let em just say on behalf of the Plonkers, THANK YOU.

Wednesday
Mar082017

Plonker Trial, this Weekend

Yep, this weekend, my friends!

Saturday Adventure Ride to the Plaques.
Friday (If you can swing it) Dual-Sport Ride to Joshua Tree for street-legal bikes
And Sunday:
Round 7 of the SoCal Trials Championship Series: The Ride for Ringo

Get your flier, and get your self out to the Buttes!

Sunday
Mar052017

Ringo-a-gogo!

Oh heck yes. Only SIX days to go, to the Plonker's presented Ride for Ringo, (our seventh round of the mighty 2016/2017 SCTA Championship),and the sunny and warm climes of the high desert. The SCTA stopped by the 'Buttes this weekend, to check in our most passionate paternity of preposterously playful riders, the Plonkers! Of course the Hannons were there, with Brad banging out sections like no other. Clive, (shown somewhat horizontal, or perhaps characterized as diagonal) was representing, as was Tom Miller, and even my man, Tim Robel, riding big bikes, small bikes, and even Todd's bike! Oh and hey! proof of the power of healing, Todd Bennett was there, foot all be-healed, attitude back in alignment, and riding quite smoothly. Brad, Clive and Tom. Plonkers through and through.Advanced class, get ready for a comeback!

Me, I'll be posting all week, here and on Facebook. I want 60 riders! Please push the event along with me, on FB, online, Instagram, whatever. Heck, even on Tinder! Swipe right, my friends, swipe right.

Sunday
Feb262017

Happy Results!

Oh My MY!
A wonderfully wet and wintery season, coupled with craft-built sections hewn and forged by america's finest builders. Ten challenges, all strewn along the 2-mile long, handle-bar width rollercoster of a loop. The twisty bit 'tween eight and nine? Best loop ever. Says me.

WHICH brings me to the reason for this post. You rode, right? Some sixty-one did, with sixty completing the day, triumphantly. We have results!
(Huge thank you as always to our man, Erik Mattson for banging them out!)
High scores, sure. What was evident in everyone's face, either on the loop or at the scorer's table, was perserverence. Such figurative and literal grit.

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Monday
Feb202017

If you missed it, shame on you. Some Happy Shots from the Happy Trial

Hey Friends!

What an awesome weekend. Amazing weather. We had 61 riders compete. Perfect dirt. Perfect rocks. Thats not all. Everyone got three trips around the "Happy Loop". It was great to see all of you having such a great time. Damon and I spent the day running the scoring table. Our experience reinforced why we love this little sport so much. The joy, the respect, the effort and the emotion that goes into the stories of 61 riders pitched in the crucible of friendly competition is an amazing thing to observe. Thanks to all who came out and rode a great trial. Thanks to all who helped build and check an amazing event, Damon and I are SO thankful for your trust and friendship and hard work. We are in awe of our SCTA family. Thanks, peace, love, and Happiness!

Captain O.

Damon's post continues below.

Hi kids. I was able to snap just a few pictures, and I've posted them here:My man, Mr. Clyde Butler. Yoda to me.

Saturday
Feb182017

Trials Weather!

Howdy folks, and welcome to Winter Trials, SoCal style.
Yes, we have had our very fair share of wet weather, and to be honest, Romoland is as green as the Scottish moorlands. We will be out today (Saturday), just tidying up the course, and making sure everything is safe and welcoming.

I've been following the weather, and Sunday is forecast to NOT be raining. Yes! The following is from the National Weather Service: Partly sunny, with a high near 56. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Bring yourself a light jacket, and let's ride! I declare it shall be epic.Please follow along on our facebook page, as I'll be posting live updates from the site.

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