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Issue #15 : Dec 2018
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If you missed out on these cool Sooner Cup T-shirts there are still a few left.
Suitable for the entire family, the prison suit orange is perfect for the fall season whether you are out riding trials, hunting, watching your favorite orange sports team or working on a chain gang.
Shout out to Shack for the awesome design.
Shirts will be available at the next event or contact Todd Phillips.
Nov 2018 - Turkey Trial - by Shack
In years past, the great Lee Hoyland hosted the November event and the club handed out frozen turkeys to each class winner. In keeping up with that tradition, a frozen turkey was awarded to first place winners, a box of stuffing for second place and can of green beans for third.
It was the great philosopher Jon Stoodley that once said, “What you ride up, you should always ride back down.” Ok, maybe Jon didn’t say those exact words but it would have been a lot cooler if he did. However, Jon was on site, with camera in hand, for the NEOTT November trial at Camp Gruber. Jon’s motto, no dab will go un-photographed. While the threat of cold weather kept some riders at home, 10 of the most rugged, hard charging, throttle twisting psychos off all time, turned a rotten forecast into the call of the wild. The positives… we didn’t sweat much, nobody suffered from heat exhaustion and not a single bike over heated.
Speaking of hot, Doyle Jordan rolled up on a shinny new stead. He broke in his new Montessa by moving up a class to Sr. Amateur. By the end of the day Doyle and the bike seemed to come to an agreement… not sure the terms of the agreement but both were pleased at the end of the event. Mark Denison is getting along famously with his new Sherco scoring a first place win in the Sr. Amateur class.
Jackson Malone improved leaps and bounds from his first trial with a 22 point first place showing. He will likely be pushing his dad in the near future. Joel Honea finished 2nd in the Amateur class.
Eldon Malone scored a frozen turkey winning the battle in the Intermediate class inching closer to a state championship. Todd D. was just one point back for 2nd place and winning a box of stuffing. Kevin Kight, fresh off a trials training class, put his newly acquired knowledge to use moving up a class with a solid performance in Intermediate with 22 points earning himself a can of French Cut Green Beans. Josh Evans finished 4th with 25 points and Todd P. finished 5th with 27pts. Intermediate looks to be a highly contested class in 2019.
Riding down the creek sections was fun but it was by no means the highlight of the event. Annie Shackelford prepared and served hot broccoli cheese soup and bread after the ride. Martha Stoodley made some delicious homemade cookies and Eldon provided the beverages.
We also had a team competition, combined low scores won a pumpkin pie. Todd D. and Mike Cramsey combined for 40 points, Shack & Kight finished 2nd with 43 points…. They got nothing , and were told to like it. Dennison and Evans were just 4 points back with 47.
All the results are here.
This is the only event that I recall that we did not have a single novice rider. Penni, Annie, Stacey, Bill… saddle up.
Thanks for the effort cleaning up all of the sections. Look forward to a great December event.
HPTA Trial at Chris Johnson's - by Cramsey
Some of the TeamNM riders that were new to the flagging system had a few
challenges getting started but once up to speed quickly adapted to the system.
- January 2019 and a chance to wipe the slate clean and start all over.
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