Off and on over the past few years some of the NATS (North American Trials Series) have had uni trials guys join in the fun…spreading the insurance load. Just last weekend at first event of the biketrial series a few uni guys turned up to ride. Once comps are over, all results (bike and UNI) will be posted on (soon to be back up after rebuild) NATS website (www.natrials.com).
I have talked with those involved with the series, and we thought it was time to extend the invitation formally to the uni world. We both essentially ride the same stuff in the same way…just with different equipment. Might as well combine the energy for even greater time.
For the most part biketrials guys don’t know anything about the rules or scoring of uni trials…so it would be up to those attending to organize/score themselves. And talk with organizer about awards etc…
If someone wants to volunteer to keep track, you could connect these events by point as we do with biketrials, and we’d be more than happy to provide the space on NATS webpage for write ups/pics and such. NATS is essentially a group of independent comps tied together by agreed upon rules. Nothing like a nazi-NORBA top down organization…we actually want to have a good time too! Well, just an idea…
Here is list of events left for 2007, and contacts. If you want to join in and volunteer to provide comps for the uni guys in your area, contact here:
Saturday, April 14th
contact Ben Thompson (uni rider and member here, just have to get his e-mail address off my other computer and put it up here). He is currently at Moab Muni Fest.
Saturday, April 28th
Billy Hendrickson, firstname.lastname@example.org
24 Hours of Big Bear Lake, WV
Satruday, June 9th
Raccoon Rally, Allegehny Park NY
Saturday, June 30th
email@example.com (actually it is Gary Lessner, but I can’t find his e-mail address and its only 1.5 hours from where I live).
TTC (Trialsin Training Center), just outside Chattanooga TN
Saturday July 14th
Michael Friddell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Whistler, BC Canada
Saturday July 28th
Mike Baia, email@example.com
Belle Ise, Richmond VA
Saturday August 2nd
Mikey Rosenburg, firstname.lastname@example.org
A number of these comps also entail great jam sessions and cook outs…the more the merrier…