THE GOOD, THE BAD
& THE SILTY
GNCC regular Trevor Bollinger found Argentina’s desert terrain very foreign, but he hung on to earn a silver medal with
his ninth in E1 and looks forward to a future ISDE in the more
The only U.S. woman to finish—as befits a veteran with 13
ISDEs to her credit—Mandi Mastin said, “This one was definitely one to remember, just because of the amount of people
it took out with bike problems, so I guess I’m just fortunate
enough to have got through day three.” However, she confessed, “I had no secret! I was unprepared; I mean, I didn’t
have any filters out [at the checks].” And it almost bit her
when she got stuck in one test, her bike barely able to run
until American Brian Garrahan ran up and dropped a clean
filter at her feet.
Grant Baylor cruises through the town of Albardon on his way
back to the parc fermé in San Juan at the end of day five.
He finished on gold by placing 18th in E2 and avoiding major
issues in his second Six Days.
(From left) Grant Baylor, Steward Baylor, Trevor Bollinger and
Justin Jones stand atop the podium after winning the Junior
World Trophy. It marked the third time Team USA has captured the second most prestigious award at Six Days (fourth
time if you count 1973 when it was called the Silver Vase and
there was no age limit). The last time a U.S. squad won was
2006 in New Zealand.
89TH FIM INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS ENDURO