Colorado MotoTrials Photo Gallery

While the Moto crowd was duking it out at Glen Helen this weekend, another form of motorcycle competition was taking place in the Rocky Mountains at Texas Creek, Colorado, where the opening round of the Aires AMA NATC MotoTrials US National Series kicked off. Pat Smage took a pair of wins in the two-day competition, putting him in good shape to claim his seventh national trials title. Shan Moore was on hand to capture all the action. For more info on the US MotoTrials series check out

Pat Smage dominated both days of competition by a considerable margin. Photo By Shan Moore
Martin Matejicek, from the Czech Republic, finished second each day behind Smage. Photo By Shan Moore
Matejicek gives a little perspective to one of the obstacles as he looks for the best line. Photo By Shan Moore
Gas Gas rider Keith Wineland came out of retirement to finish fourth and third over the two days. Wineland has spent the last two years performing with Nuclear Cowboyz. Photo By Shan Moore
Sherco USA rider Logan Bolopue went 3-4 over the two days and is tied for third in the series standings with Logan Bolopue. Photo By Shan Moore
This shot of Daniel Blanc-Gonnet shows one of the magnificent vistas the trials crowd was witness to at the high-altitude event. Photo By Shan Moore
Fifteen-year-old Andrew Putt got his first win in the Expert division on Sunday, beating out veteran Ray Peters. Photo By Shan Moore
Former Pro rider Ray Peters put his Beta on top of the box in the Expert division on Saturday. Photo By Shan Moore
The US MotoTrials series offers a multitude of classes, including one for high school-aged riders and senior classes going all the way up to Senior 70. In this photo, Mike Shay puts his 80’s model SWM through a section en route to a victory in the Twin Shock class. Photo By Shan Moore
Pat Smage navigates his way down a slippery slope after the rain hit during the final lap of Saturday’s event. Photo By Shan Moore