Ron and Leah have land between Peru and Sedan, Kansas that is ideal for motorcycle trials riding. The Ark Valley Trials Association (AVTA) was holding an event this Sunday.
When I arrived in the afternoon the bulk of the events had already concluded as they had doubled things up in the morning to avoid the heat (which was near 100 degrees). A smart decision.
A few miles of nicely graded dirt and gravel to get to the site.
The site is in a hilly and rocky section of Chautauqua County.
The basic rule is simple: Ride the section without putting your foot down. Speed is unimportant.
It's a one-at-a-time thing. Wait your turn until the section is clear. Between sections, it's just old-fashion trail riding.
Trials motorcycles have changed quite a bit over the last thirty years. Everything is done standing up--a seat is just so much extra weight.
Returning; this is Howard, Kansas.