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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