Freestyle Contest

PS (2013), I don't think "Trials Standing Still" is still around...

These photos are courtesy of Lori Simpson, and were taken at the Trials Training Center, Sequatchie, TN at the time of National Rounds 7 & 8 (2002). Each competitor (Champ-level riders) had a couple minutes to do their stuff... sometimes with spectacular results!

Unfortunately the competition was marred by corrupt judging... Competitor Squid Lee was by far the most impressive of all the riders, yet the judges awarded first place to a young upstart named Geoff Aaron. One of the judges was even seen taking green cash-money (spy photo!) from one of the riders (not that it did him any good! Hah!)

These photos are available on a CD (photos, slide show, music....) as well as a CD of the National Youth Championship and US Women's Open. IMPORTANT NOTE: These photos have been cropped, shrunk, compressed, and otherwise messed with in order to get them to work well on a web page (meaning reduced drastically in file size). The original photos are professionally done, and are of vastly better quality than what you see here.


Geoff Aaron

Chris Florin
(photo sequence)

Freddie Crossett

Jesse Wellenstein

Ryon Bell

Squid Lee, Rider par Excellence!

Squid Lee again! Magnificent!

Travis Fox's way of parking a bike.
(Photo sequence)

Wilson Craig

Squid Lee impressing the judges.

Chris Florin caught in the act of buttering up the judges.

Freddie Crossett

Geoff Aaron. Who greased the car?

Jesse Wellenstein
(Photo sequence)

Ryon Bell