Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Disc Burner 2009

The Disc Burner 12 Hour Race has come and gone for another year. We had a great turnout with 130 racers, which made for a 60% increase over last year. The weather was perfect, with mid 80s, a few clouds, and even some nice breezes. Everything went pretty smoothly, timing went well, and nobody got lost on the course.

A big thanks to all the racers that came out, I hope everyone had a great time. Our photographer got some great shots of the racers out on the course. These are going to be available for free download as soon as they get posted online. I'll send out a link to all the racers when they are ready.

Alot of people to thank, starting with the rangers and staff at Panther Creek. They spent alot of time getting sections of the trail cleared out, mowing the group camp, and helping us out with the generator and some other supplies. Send these guys an email and let them know we appreciate all their support for the event: [John.LeCroy@state.tn.us]

Also a big thanks to all of the sponsors of the race. RiverSports stepped up with prizes of Gift Cards, GoLite packs, and provided awesome wicking shirts from Mountain Hardwear and sweet Smartwool socks to racers.

Eagle Distributing of Knoxville stepped up big with 2 Kegs of Fire Rock Pale Ale, made by Kona Brewing Co. out in Hawaii. Great beer for sure. The Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale, along with the LongBoard Lager, are now available in the Knoxville area at Food City and Kroger, among other places.

Endless Bike Co. provided some cog vouchers for the SS winners. This is a super-cool local company that makes some great SS cogs and spacer kits, all in western North Carolina. Check them out at www.endlessbikes.com

If anybody has any comments or suggestions for next year, let me know at DiscBurnerMTB at GMail.com


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