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    AMA National Trials 8-4/5-07 - Photos

    Saturday morning bright and early (almost) we headed up to Donner Ski Resort as we heard a rumor that it had snowed. There I go, off track again.

    The AMA National Trials were this weekend at Donner. We arrive about 10:30am and picked up the group at the 3rd section.

    Some rules for spectators:
    Please stand outside the section boundry
    Please be careful not to knock rocks into a section (??)
    Do not talk to the riders
    Dogs must be on leash
    Do not assist a rider

    Then for the riders, they are scored by losing points:
    Footing once 1 point
    Footing twice 2 points
    Footing more than twice 3 points
    Failures
    Moving backwards 5 points
    Dead engine, with support 5 points
    Handlebars touch the ground 5 points

    There are more but you get the idea.

    Ok here we go.

    You will see two different angles on the pictures, Trudy stayed above the action for shots & I satyed down in the dirt & rocks to shoot looking up.
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    Re: AMA National Trials 8-4/5-07

    Some more shots
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    Re: AMA National Trials 8-4/5-07

    And the final shot

    John was there also, complete with Press Pass, so he was right down in the action.

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    We look forward to seeing John's pctures, he always does an awesome job!
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    Re: AMA National Trials 8-4/5-07

    Sorry I missed you guys. Did breakfast Sat. AM at the Squeeze then headed out to Lassen. Stopped by the Ranch on my way home from Sac this afternoon and ran into GS Ron & one of his buds just leaving so we all went to Los Altos for lunch. I put in close to 600 miles though in between all the meals!

    I wasn't into hiking up the mountain for $10! Figured that would at least include a lift ticket! Looks like fun and some pretty amazing riding going on.

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    Re: AMA National Trials 8-4/5-07

    I remember the first photos I saw of my brother ("Inte" on this board) doing that stuff on his GasGas. Crazy stuff defies physics. You can climb straight up a tree on those bikes.

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    Re: AMA National Trials 8-4/5-07

    I am completely fascinated by this type or riding!! It does seem to defy gravity.

    Losing points for putting your feet down sorta goes against the dirt-type riding, eh? This is certainly a horse of a different color.

    Nice to see this there... how did she do???
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    Re: AMA National Trials 8-4/5-07

    She did fine, obviously a new rider in the event as she took a fairly easy route (comparatively speaking) but did it very smoothly.
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    Re: AMA National Trials 8-4/5-07

    Great photos Bill - very neat thing to be able to watch. Also unique to be a spectator in a sport and be just inches away from the participants!

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    Re: AMA National Trials 8-4/5-07 - Photos

    Great pictures Bill!

    Nice summary of the rules too.

    I'm still going thru my photo's and selecting & sizing.
    Will post em up ASAP.
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    Re: AMA National Trials 8-4/5-07 - Photos

    Looking forward to seeing your shots from being so close in.
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