On behalf of Performance Cycles Inc. Of Greenwood, we want to thank everyone involved with the Baker’s Dozen. To the promoters; thank you for having us at your event. We had many people come by to check us out Saturday, and we have made many new friends. The event you guys put on was outstanding. I don’t think one ride or person was in need of anything. For all of us, it was our first 13hr. Mountain Bike race and the atmosphere was more than welcoming. We see how the mountain bike community supports one another, and we are proud to be a part of it. For those we could not help during the event, we apologize and will be better stocked for next year (29" tubes, and chain-rings!!). And, to all of the racers, thank you for supporting such an event. Without you guys, funding to keep your trails open would never happen. Thank you again for such an event, and we’ll see you soon at a trail work party in the near future.
Excellent weekend for riding with family and freinds. Couldn't of asked for better weather. First of all. Thanks for the response to my sons accident on the first bridge. He told me just about everyone that came by asked him if he was alright. Thanks to the volunteers that made their way to him in a timely manner. One on a bike and the other came running in. I am just glad that he wasn't seriously hurt. I know that someone had to get down in the creek to get him and his bike out of the creek. Whomever it was I thank you!
You are welcome Steve. I was cruising along and my wife was a couple of hundred yards behind me on our solo laps. When I passed a walking Sawyer, he said he was okay. Then I came across the bike in the creek. Off came the shoes and socks and I waded in to get the bike. I figured my SO would take care of your son. She was going to send her son back to get you but rider 309 offered to ride back to get you. She walked him back to the creek as I checked the bike over. He appeared to be fine, but his explanation of flying over the bars and down into the creek was a amazing!
In a few minutes you were there and your concern was obvious. I fully understood your desire to get Sawyer back the quickest way. There just wasn't a "quickie" way. The wife and I were so happy that he was not seriously injured.
In what I find amazing, one of the most competitive local riders I know hauled Sawyer out of the creek. Then stayed w/ him for 4-5 minutes until Sawyer said he was fine and could walk out. Alan McRae gets a hats off from me.