Wow... 20 riders at St. Joseph's first competition. 7 of them were pros. If you didn't make it up to the park you missed quite a show. The pros had to bust out some big moves and the Experts were pushed to the limit of skill and endurance. In the end, 8-Time National Champ, Mike Steidley came away with another win in the pro class. Great job, Mike!
I couldn't have pulled this thing off without all the help provided by my family, friends... especially you, Juston, and special thanks to the Minnesota crew for saving the day with their setup assistance.
I also wish to extend thanks to the City of St. Joseph for their continued support of cycling activities, especially observed trials.
Performance Plus Rehabilitation Center deserves a special thanks for their support of this and so many other local events. This crew is outstanding!
The pit BBQ skills of our good friend Tim Davis made for an awesome dinner after the comp. The huge pan of pulled pork didn't stand a chance with a house full of hungry guys. Tim, you rock!
Thanks to my friend and fellow rider, Steve Nelson for hosting half the riders at his home in Overland Park, KS over the weekend. Steve is always willing to go the extra mile for our sport.
Folks, make sure you stop by the Silver Spoon Cafe in downtown KC for some great food and don't forget to thank them for their support of bike trials in this region. Thanks Guys!
To Father Time and the rest of the southwest crew... Thank you all for getting this comp started. Ya'll stepped up and sparked the interest we needed to make this happen. My family and I love all you guys and it was great to see ya.