On the Pegs - August 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 8 - August 2022 - Page 98

THE WHISKEY GULCH TWO-DAY TRIALS
Butte , Montana June 19 / 20 2022
The final event of the five-day celebration also served as the fourth stop in the eight-event Conquer the West Trials Series , established in 2017 . This is a two-day event series in the western USA where riders take part in at least four events to earn points towards their respective final positions , and has expanded to include 10 two-day events in 2022 .
The Whiskey Gulch Two Day Trial brought in 122 riders from several different states and countries to take part in one of the most anticipated trials events of the year .
Unlike 1982 , perfect weather had greeted the riders from the very start of the ZeroBS Masterclass school on Tuesday and continued throughout the competition . Riders went off at 10:00 AM Saturday morning at 15-minute intervals depending on class , to tackle three loops of 10 sections on the beautiful Montana countryside . The sections featured plenty of grip on a nice combination of dry rocks , log crossings , and upand-down banks , with some steep loose climbs thrown in requiring throttle control to maintain grip on the rear tire .
William Head took the lead on this first day in the Master Class by an 11-mark margin over Chad Redman .
WILLIAM HEAD
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