"Kranzel Bike 2005 Mountain bikers of the Well, let me tell you, this was the hardest year we have had so far in picking the Kranzel Bike Mountain bikers of the year. There were just so many riders that pulled off fantastic rides as well as others that made everyone here turn our heads.... The womens choices were extremely difficult. For the last 3 years we had unanimously chosen Marla Streb. Marla has always been one of our favorite riders as well as one heck of a nice person to talk to. She represents this sport like no other. In short, we love Marla. But for '05 we figured that since Marla has already a place in history as well as our hearts it was time to respectfully over look her this year. After a lot of consideration, we figured the only person worthy of taking Marlas place this year would be someone who is as big a fan as we are. This was a difficult choice, the local women just rocked this year, and the pros were killing it as well. So for The 2005 womens Kranzel bike Mountain Biker of the year we choose [Capt. Jack Sparrow.] [Capt. Jack] is one of the biggest Marla fans I know, but that had little do with the reasons she has been chosen. [She] has a do not give up attitude. She rides because she loves it. She symbolizes the true reason why most of started riding, for the fun, personal challenge, and to prove that we are actually alive. She is one of the most interesting people we have met in a long time. She has been the MAC series DH champion in her class 2 years running, despite, if I am correct, some personal conflict on whether she can keep going in this sport. We hope [she sticks] around for a while longer. It is good to see someone like [Capt. Jack] at the races, she may not be the fastest person on the mountain, but she is the most subdued cool, as well as inspiring. We could use more women like her in this sport.... -Rick Kranzel" Great Job Capt. Jack.......!!!!!!!