This last weekend's Texas panhandle Comanche Cup event was at Sid Maudlin's 12,000-acre Palo Duro canyon-area ranch. Sid's wonderful 'barn' sits near canyon's edge. 'The Bottom', as they called it, is some 900 feet below! The Texas panhandle certainly isn't all flat and I-40. Ray and Laura Peters worked extremely hard to put on a great event in virgin territory. They were very wise in section design, and always mentoring, helping. The CTTA club in Texas provided materials and some volunteer help. Thank you Ray, Laura, and the few volunteers that made this happen! And thank you Sid for being such a kind host. They expressed big plans for the place, from preservation efforts to nationals. Those of us who attended the event can say for sure: Stunning, spectacular! One could put on a full event in one of the countless folds of this property! As a ranch owner, it was humbling and wonderful to see and experience a ranch of this scale only 4 hours from where I live. I had a fantastic time! Absolutely loved my bike and got my recently battered mojo back. Managed 2nd Saturday and 1st Sunday Senior Expert. Sometimes things click instead of clunk with the old gimpy body and flaky brain I really enjoyed the fellowship with my trials friends from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Mexico, and elsewhere. Had the usual good times with the New Mexico folks. 'Gordy' and Deb and Jake were very gracious to KrAzy and me, letting us park next to and store stuff by their camper. KraZy and I stayed overnights in motel 30 minutes away in Claude. Lots of warm conversations. Enjoyed too the 'cookie party' and stories in the Hassler RV. Great comraderie with my competitor friends and many hours of riding in eye-popping vistas, amazing terrain, and the up-to-8-mile roller coaster loop. It was at times very windy, but the weather timing was fortunate for the volatile time of spring. Sunscreen hot on Saturday, warm on Sunday. The plunge in temps to the forecast snow didn't start until after we finished. Keep a watch out for future events here, as this is a prime venue and an exclusive experience. I didn't take many pix so please add more. Had no camera when Ray was test riding stuff or during afternoon competition, only checking and at camp. I missed taking photos in some of the really stunning section areas. Not too many places where the immediate backdrop for your line is a bunch of big hoodoos. And I was happy my new mascot Void Head (cause I ride that way sometimes) survived still glued to the fender. Here he is over looking the challenging PM Section 6 Saturday far below (see the white tape).