SOURCE: RYAN PETERSEN
PHOTOS: MICHELLE SANTOS
Okay Day 6 was craaaazy! We woke up and had to rush into the village so we could watch Lisa Howie’s Trialsworx competition. For those of you who are just as clueless as I was as to how one of these competitions works, here’s the lowdown from biketrials.com: Events are conducted over an obstacle course including such natural or man-made hazards as mud, rocks, water, logs, walls, pallets, spools, etc. and can have any number of sections. The riders attempt to negotiate each section without putting down a foot or hand (dab) within a specified time limit. Each dab (foot or hand) adds a point to the rider’s score. The rider with the lowest total score wins the event.
After Lisa Howie’s first try at section 1 (which resulted in a humbling endo) she gathered herself and owned the competition from then on. Congratulations on placing 1st!
There was a kids competition too and this little dude was showing off his skills all day long. Here’s the future of trials riding!
Howie finishing the last section. This last section is the toughest mentally as it brings out the largest audience. You really need to be focussed here and not cave under the pressure. That’ll do Howie, that’ll do.