2013 Cannondale US Cup East / SERC series #5 / GSC #3- Georgia International Horse Park Trails - Conyers, Ga, 5./19/13: Long story short it rained. Ok now that we got that out of the way, the olympic course was challenging as always even without the famous granite rock section, which was removed due to the rising creek levels, reduced to 4.5 miles the laps were kept on schedule and all in all not a bad day to race as long as you accepted the fact that you are going to get dirty. Many thanks to all of the volunteers and sponsors and especally to C-Town Bikes of Conyers for providing all of the prizes for the medalists. Thomas Tuner proved he was the man to beat in the mud again while Kim Flynn took another the win int he women's expert XC field. The TXTsignal fast lap went to Spencer Lowden in the expert 19-29 class, The KMC chain podium payback awards went to the cat 2 30-39 men and the Junior 15-18 class. Next stop is in Jackson, GA!
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2013 12 Hours of Tsali - Tsali Trials - Bryson City, NC - The forecast was not good but the day started out nice with a dry trail and partly cloudy skies, then a few hours into the race the bikes were coming in muddy, it seemed the North side of the trail system had rain even though the South side was dry. Well this was only a taste of what was to come unfortunately. On and off showers eventually brought an early end to the event at the 10 and 1/2 hour mark and before nightfall set in. So what started as a perfect day of racing ended a little on the muddy side. But all in all the racers seemed to have a good time either way. The Nantahala Area Sorba club had the trails in great shape and also did a great job with parking. Bryson City Bicycles supplied most of the swag which included two frame sets and much, much more. David Forkner was the winner of the 12 Hour Solo men's class while June Dede took the women's solo win, Ben Renkema and Josh Whitmore were the fastest of the teams. Congrats to all!
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