It's the time of year when everything is winding down. On the minds of most: rebuilding that fork or rear shock, selling off this year's race gear, piecing together the plan, the team, and sponsors for next season, dusting off the skis and snowboards, etc, etc, etc... but wait, IT AIN'T OVER JUST YET. Those along the East Coast have one last trip planned before they put the wraps on the 2016 season. It's the weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday which means we have to make our way to Upstate South Carolina for Cranksgiving at Paris Mountain State Park, Greenville, SC. Promoted as "3 Kickass Days on 2 F'n Wheels".... what more needs to be said? So, What Are You Crankful For?
Thanks to Jarret Peek, Eric Wever/Pisgah Productions, Brad O Allen (Brado), Chip Batson/Piney Mountain Bike Shop, Eric Hamann, (everyone else I forgot), Upstate Sorba, all the volunteers, all the event sponsors, the Park staff at Paris Mountain State Park, and to each of the riders that continue to come back year after to year to make this, hands down, one of the best grassroots events in the region. Hell, I'd even be willing to argue, one of the best in the country. Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Have a safe and happy holiday season. See you on the other side of 2016! #getcranky Results (Partial):
Turkey Shoot XC: Pro Men: 1st - Ben Renkema 2nd - Jamie Babcock 3rd - Patrick Smith
Pro Women: 1st - Megan Korol
Juniors: 1st - Andrew Blackstock 2nd - Mason Calderhead
SC State Champ Super D: Pro Men: 1st - Gus Michaels 2nd - Seth Hanson 3rd - ThuderJoe Haley