Team USA TdN

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  1. LowPSI

    LowPSI Been here awhile

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  2. lineaway

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    Go Rachel! But first do well at the Ute cup this weekend!:clap
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  3. Gordy

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    It's pretty incredible that we have a club member representing the USA! ...but she worked hard and earned it!! :clap

    Good luck to Rachel as well as the rest of the guys and gals!!
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    Go Little Blonde Devil, GO GO GO!!!!! :wings
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  6. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Repost but this needed to be bumped.

    In our clubs news letter today:

    Go you blond she devil go!

    AMA PRESS RELEASE
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    PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the men's and<o:p></o:p>
    women's teams for the 2012 Trial des Nations in Moutier, Switzerland, on Sept. 30.

    The U.S. men's team will include riders Cody Webb from Royal Oaks, Calif., Bryan Roper from <o:p></o:p>

    Glendale, Ariz., Karl Davis Jr. from Ormond Beach, Fla., and Eric Storz from Ventura, Calif. For the <o:p></o:p>
    U.S. women's team, the competitors are Louise Forsley from Bernardston, Mass., Caroline Allen from<o:p></o:p>
    Norton, Mass., and Rachel Hassler from Albuquerque, N.M.

    The team will be managed by Kip Webb. Martin Belair will serve as the delegate to the hosting nation's<o:p></o:p>

    FIM affiliate organization.

    "MotoTrials is one of motorcycling's most enduring disciplines, and its popularity is growing," said AMA<o:p></o:p>

    Off-Road Manager Chuck Weir. "Events such as the Trial des Nations play a key role in that popularity<o:p></o:p>
    by bringing together the best trials riders in the world. It is an honor for AMA racers to compete at this <o:p></o:p>
    event, and we're looking forward to a strong showing in Switzerland this September."

    Webb said the bar is high at the Trial des Nations but that the American squad has what it takes to <o:p></o:p>

    compete.

    "The Trial des Nations is a fantastic opportunity for our American riders to compete on a truly<o:p></o:p>

    international level," Webb said. "The experience gained from this competition proves invaluable for <o:p></o:p>
    our riders, helping them improve their skills as well as bringing home new techniques that are shared<o:p></o:p>
    with other American riders furthering advancement."

    The sport of trials involves riders navigating their motorcycles over seemingly impossible terrain. The<o:p></o:p>

    Trial des Nations began in Europe in 1983 as a way to bring the best trials riders from each country <o:p></o:p>
    together to compete as teams, and it has evolved into one of the most anticipated motorcycle events of<o:p></o:p>
    the year. Each competing country fields two teams: a men's team consisting of four riders and a<o:p></o:p>
    women's team consisting of three riders.<o:p></o:p>
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    recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving <o:p></o:p>
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  7. motojunky

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    Just curious - where does the funding come from for these riders to travel? I would imagine that it costs a few bucks to get a rider and bike to Switzerland.
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  8. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    I have donated in the past. Will be donating in the future as well.
    Last year I got a t-shirt out of it.:D
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  9. Gordy

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    Rachel also got invited to compete at the World Round the day before the TDN! :clap
    I heard that Laia Sanz made the invite! :bow
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  10. LowPSI

    LowPSI Been here awhile

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    The money is raised within the Trials community. It always has been, since the first TdN in 1984. That's one of the great things about the US team.

    We only missed one year and that was because of 9/11.

    Individual sponsorship donations, t-shirt sales, some clubs do a TdN fund raiser trial. the STRA donates $1/entry all season and they have done it for years......., also you can donate on your NATC National entry form.

    Here is a link to the AMA TdN donation page. http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Racing/InternationalCompetition/TDN/TdNSupport.aspx
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  11. Gordy

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    :nod

    AT our club level, Big Al is sponsoring a BBQ at our event next weekend and asking for some donations to help Rachel with expenses.

    :thumb :thumb
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  12. motojunky

    motojunky Professional Idiot

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  13. LowPSI

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    Very Cool thanks Junky
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  14. LowPSI

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    ...and that is how it gets done. thanks guys.
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    :thumb
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    Knute Dunrvnyet marooned in realtime

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    Being old does have a few perks. I have this, plus Shipman's 'Boonie Book,' and 'Tuning for Performance,' artifacts from ancient days. Also Booth/Palermo's "Championship Enduro.." The Shipman/Enduro books, published by 'H.P. Books', circa 1973-77; the Trials book by Paragon publishing, 1983 [a second edition?]
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  19. Trialsguy

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    Best of luck Martin ! Wish I could make the trek again . Pass along a 'Hola' to Miguel , Oscar and crew.

    Tom
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  20. Gordy

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    I picked one up at the event and read a little bit of it. How disheartening.
    I was having fun at this sport, but after a few pages I realized I was doing it all wrong! :lol3

    Pretty cool seeing Lane Leavitt in there though especially after getting some one on one time with him this last winter!! Well kinda one on one......NMTB was soaking up the free lessons too!!
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