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CRANKSGIVING IN THE BOOKS

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The Paris Mountain Enduro is in the books. Ended up in 7th with probably the most competitive race of the year. A huge soldout turnout for it. With just limited riding this Fall with everything going on, I felt great on the bike and happy with the race, well all the way until the end that is.

Riding back after the last stage through the trails, I had bad crash coming down a section we raced on. Ended up bruising my sternum area and probably will off the bike for a week or so. When you’re not 100% focused out there, that’s when things bite you the worse.

That wraps up the 2017 Enduro season. I didn’t stick around for the series awards since I was in pain and had to drive the trailer back. I think I ended up in 2nd or 3rd in the points standings.

I’m SUPER excited about the Spring and traveling the country riding and racing. Got to put the hammer down on getting back to 100% and getting the strength and fitness up to wreck shop in 2018.

Finally Get To Release All My Designs

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I’ve been holding back but no longer.  I just purchase an OKI 711WT, which gives me the capability of printing full-color t-shirt designs are dark shirts.

With this new printer, there’s no limiting my design work because some of the limitations of the vinyl process I’ve been working with.  There’s nothing wrong with making killer vinyl designs but this new printer will let me get much more detailed on my designs with a feather weight feel.

So, be on the lookout for the release of several t-shirt designs that have been built up over the last several months.

First Time Back In The Mountains Since Taking Break

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Back In The Blue Ridge Mountains

I couldn’t ask for a better first outing in the north Georgia mountains than yesterday. After taking most of the Summer off after the Pisgah Enduro to enjoy Lake Lanier and my boating family, it was super nice to be back in the mountains.

Usually the first ride back up in the mountains, I would be riding solo but not this time. Got to spend the afternoon with a bunch of local riders that ride at Big Creek all the time (Big Creek is my home stomping grounds for weekday training).

Most of the riders were up pre riding several stages of the upcoming Stanley Gap enduro put on by 3rd Coast Productions, that’s happening in a couple weeks.

The enduro consists of downhill sections on Stanley Gap, Flat Creek, and Green Mountain. There’s not a ton technical terrain here but it’s one helluva time. You’re only limited on how fast you want to take it, it’s wide open, zigging and zagging through the trees.

We had a gorgeous afternoon with temps in temps in the low 80’s, bright sunny blue skies and no humidity. You couldn’t ask for a better day to be on the mountain with friends and getting back used to ripping it downhill.

You can check out Stanley Gap on Trailforks at: https://www.trailforks.com/trails/stanley-gap/

Back On The Road Again

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Back On The Road Again

The shoulder is still sore, but the harsh Bronchitis cough is gradually fading away.   It feels great to be back pedaling on the bike again after a couple of weeks of being down and out.

I had just got back on the bike to settle in on getting back in shape after taking a couple of months break to recoup from all the Spring races.  A few rides into the get back in the saddle, BAM! A crash bruising my shoulder and coming down with Bronchitis has had me sidelined for two weeks.

Was so looking forward to starting off the Fall Enduro season racing at 3rd Coast Production’s Monte Sano event in Huntsville, AL.  I’m going to postpone that to get some more saddle time in and be ready for the Stanley Gap Enduro, the following week.

If everything works, out I’m still going up to Monte Sano to do some filming, which I’m stoked about.   I can put all the new gear to the test and start churning out some video work again.

See everyone on the trials

It Took A Minute To Get The Wheel Back

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It took ENVE a hot minute to replace my busted M60 from the first national enduro series race in Oklahoma but it’s ready to roll after a fresh set of neon orange Slick Missy decals…Even though they don’t look neon in the photo.

I can’t complain to much, since I have other wheels to ride on and it was better than buying a new wheel.  So thank you ENVE for the stellar warranty.

Slick Is Official Now – New Biz Cards Coming

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The business cards have been on the chopping block for some time now.  Good things come to those who wait.

It was a perfect time to do the card design with the new helmet decals done and having my new GH5 to take some new stills.

Did I mention, I LOVE the GH5, so excited to get out in the woods and shoot some shredits.

New ENVE M60 Logos

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Still recovering from a sickness and letting my shoulder continue to heal up.  Hopefully, I’ll be back in the saddle mid week this coming week.  I’m going stir crazy here.

In the meantime, getting my bike fix with some new custom made Slick Missy decals for the Stumpjumper’s ENVE M60’s.  Look good, go fast is what they say.