About me, and this here website...


The author, post-trial.


It all started when...

I blame my brother. You see, he had got himself a used trials bike (Sherco 2.9, if you're curious) in 2007. I rode it, and I liked it. A monster was born. Four days later, I had a used bike as well, and I have been riding ever since. I loved trials, the people, the sport- but the website, not so much. Our site was kind of vintage 2005, rarely updated, and in need of a refresh. I began rebuilding a new site and have been running with that version ever since.

Which brings us to today: The site you are viewing is now the third generation of SoCalTrials.com. I wanted to really feature the riders, the action, the closeness of the it all. It was built to be more graphic, with brilliant full-bleed photography and bold typography.  Admittedly I am biased, but I kind of like it, and I'm hopeful that you do too.

So poke around some; keep reading and sharing, keep riding, and as my good friend Martin would say, 'feet up'.

-Damon Barda, SCTA President and Web Guy.
  August 2017