It was awesome fun and about $2K in revenue for the club.Great to see this race and club still going strong. If you had told me when we started the club that a DH race in Clemson SC would get that many racers even after 8 years I would have thought you were just as drunk as I was.
All the more reason to make sure folks have a chance to put back some effort in to maintaining that track and keeping this trail in good shape so the folks that are in the Youth class now can rip it up when they go to Clemson for UnderGrad. By the looks of Gateway Park in Traveler's Rest, and bike skills parks popping up all over the place - there is plenty of volunteer effort around here. It will take some effort and leadership at Clemson to keep this all going strong. I was out at TR yesterday, and hear good things about the park in Hendersonville too. Both are closer than Clemson, and both have good leadership organizing volunteer support. I'd like to see that at Clemson FR, but I'm not a student or a faculty member there - so I can only hope for it.
There are lots of folks around that love to ride out there, and Clemson is the only place I know of close by where you can go 35mph (albeit briefly), jump some 20+ foot tables, and hit a decent drop. I for one will do my best to show up on a trail day with shovel in hand if someone organizes one.