The related news you are hearing about is US 441 which is in eastern TN thru Cherokee, NC. There was a landslide there today. The road is maintained by the US Park service and won't be open for awhile.
I want to thank everyone for coming out, it was great seeing so many new people out there for their first time as well as people stepping up to race for the first time. We had great weather a tremendous amount of cooperation from everyone involved. I want to personally thank Billy goat bikes in Asheville for coming and helping out, cane creek for helping a racer in need who snapped his frame in practice, Red house bikes for being there in spirit, and Clealan/Team gutbomb for hauling us up and down that hill all day. This race could not have happened without the volunteer efforts the day of, with shuttle driving, timing, and just generally raising the stoke level. I will have full results either later tonight or first thing in the morning, race flyer for #2 coming soon!
Good job on the weekend Alex, i know that you were putting in a lot of hours pulling it all together, it was well planned and i looked forward to the next one.
I talked to a lot of first timers and the general consensus was "Windrock Rocks".
Thanks to the Colonel and Phil for the use of the truck and the trailer
JD has actually been living in Columbia KY since the fall going to school at Lindsey Wilson College. He also races for the cycling team of course. And on top of that he won the national DH Collegiate title back in october. My name is Josh Patton and I am on the team as well. And I have to say it's awesome that he is here. Really is helping me as well as others in our racing.
Josh, I had no idea who he was until Alex said his last name at the awards and he even introduced himself to me out on the course when you guys were doing your filming thing (of course he didn't say his last name when he did). Glad you guys could make it.